La vejez en la pintura de la Edad Modernauna mirada de género

  1. Pilar Escario Rodríguez Spiteri
Supervised by:
  1. Inés Alberdi Alonso Director
  2. Dolores Fernández Martínez Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Year of defence: 2017

  1. Cecilia Castaño Collado Chair
  2. Beatriz Fernández Ruiz Secretary
  3. María Rosario Sánchez Morales Committee member
  4. Javier Callejo Committee member
  5. Javier García-Luengo Manchado Committee member

Type: Thesis


Aging is a process of great complexity because of the circumstances that accompany human beings. The forms of aging are different in each case as a consequence of a socio-cultural process that represents a determined reality in each stage of life. It is a phase of this process and at the same time an idea associated with change and an unstable and irreversible system that ends with death. At present, there is a growing interest in the multiple forms adopted by old age in our society. Even with the different theoretical approaches, it is generally agreed that aging encompasses two major areas, one biological and the other psychosocial. The latter does not just explain the reason why growing old is a source of concern and even anxiety. Studies of aging do not just deprive aging of the stereotypes that accompany. They mark aging not as a success before death but as a failure of life. A paradox of this society consists on knowing how to deal with a stereotyped image of old age, in which negative values and prejudices outweigh the benefits of its lengthening. This concept of old age has been inserted in a society not ready for accepting aging and therefore devalues old age with undesirable effects for people as they get older. One of the worst consequences is the female image that is projected in many social and cultural spheres, including the artistic one, a fact that has occurred since ancient times as we have seen in the present work...