REFLECTION OF MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY IN THE COSTUME OF THE ANCIENT PERIOD
The article considers the reflection of the categories "male" and "female" in images on the example of ancient costume. In Ancient Greece, an important component of creating an image was the art of draping fabric directly on the figure. The costume was based solely on the expressive plasticity of the material, the ability to beautifully lay it in folds and thereby get a special silhouette. Differences in the gender of the suit were insignificant. But, nevertheless, there was a fundamental difference between the artistic images of men and women. Men could allow exposure of certain parts of the body, emphasizing the physical beauty and power, which was unacceptable for women. The exception was the hetaera, who, by virtue of their occupation, had the opportunity to show the body. During sports, participation in the Olympic games, men were completely naked, while women were not allowed to participate in such competitions. Thus, the male artistic image in the art of the androcentric society of ancient Greece reflected the beauty of the naked trained body, and the female artistic image, on the contrary, did not assume any nudity, the body was completely hidden by clothing. This was their fundamental difference.
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