Puglia celebrates the importance of women
Leporano exalts women through an exhibition that traces and illustrates the essence of women through a multiplicity of facets. Numerous artists have contributed to the realization of the event assisted by the former deputy mayor of the loco, Iolanda Lotta
a Woman means to be what distinguishes itself in society and on the day
of recurrence dedicated to the fair sex. Exalting a woman means
remembering her every day, not just March 8th. A historical date that
contains great significance and must always be remembered over the years
by our posterity and future. And as happened in the 1300s during the
era of the Dolce Stil Novo in which the woman was exalted and
illustrated as an angelic figure, whose deeds, the only look and a light
touch joined their soul close to God, so the man should go back and
understand these facets. Likewise, even some women of the contemporary
age should regain their sense of values and healthy principles that,
unfortunately, have lost sight of over time. You don’t have to be Dante
Alighieri to pay homage to the woman, because what you need is only a
heart, kindness and respect and she will give her true essence that has
always distinguished her.
In this regard, in Leporano (in province of Taranto) the former deputy mayor and Pro Loco have called an artistic review that focuses on raising awareness on the subject in question. The art with its many facets has a universal language, understandable to everyone. It’s emotional but at the same time rational because it leads us to reflect on a theme of such importance.
Iolanda Lotta talks about the value of women and the event organized in Leporano
“Sguardi di Donna” is the art exhibition we presented in Cantiere delle Idee located in £via Vittorio Emanuele, 9” in Leporano. The exhibition that we organized allowed us to exhibit the paintings made by the artists who follow the painting course organized by Pro Loco through the contribution of the master Maurizio Muscettola “. Several female personalities have participated and contributed to the realization of this event with a series of artistic representations that touch the heart and soul of the people, both for the theme represented and for the concept and the color choice used during the processing phase . Among these we include: Rosaria Piccione with the painting Tamara (the girl who died due to pollution in Taranto); Cristina Izzinosa with the painting of the first doctor who denounced the violence and rape of the soldiers during the First World War; Ida Luzzi with a picture of the surreal female image; Lucia Pelagi with the presence of the teacher Anna Giulia Caprio with her pupils Maria Teresa Menna with her paintings represents the mystery and the innate charm of women, Luciana Menna represents with her delicate colors the elegance and delicacy of the woman, Luigi Andrisani .
The former deputy mayor of the Municipality of Leporano, then, decides to describe the role of women in contemporary society and asserts: “Today the role of women has improved significantly, indeed in many countries has managed to reach the same level of man. Unfortunately, however, there are some realities in some distant countries, such as those in the East where the conditions of women are still retrograde. Although there has been a real climb towards emancipation, even today in 2019 we register this sad reality. Moreover, according to the statistics we can see how there has been an increase – explains Dr. Lotta – of places occupied by women within the institutions, but the positions of power are still occupied by men”.
Iolanda Lotta has always dealt with the issues related to this revolves around the woman, her figure and the importance of being such through a series of reviews that enhance both beauty and culture at 360 °. Therefore it seems right to emphasize once again the relevance of the fair sex through the memory that should be repeated in our daily life. Here’s what he told us: “In addition to the exhibition made inside the shipyard, we decided to organize a representation inside the Muscettola Castle through the contribution of Pro Loco – reports the former deputy mayor, and then continue affirming – that event allows us to understand how fundamental it’s to celebrate March 8, not as a date but an international day that should be established every day, because we shouldn’t remember the figure of the woman only in one day but in life, respect and time that passes”. Words that make the idea of the universal concept that should contrast every type of abuse carried out by the intention of a coward who doesn’t conceive of the freedom of others.
March 8th, a historical date
If we were to talk about the historical date that represents March 8, we should obviously mention what we all tend to remember, actually, this date: the death of hundreds of workers at the stake of a shirt factory in New York in 1908 York, confusing itself with another tragedy that actually occurred in the same city on March 25, 1911, inside the Triangle factory, where a fire put an end to the life of 146 workers (of which 123 women and 23 men, most of whom were young immigrants of Italian and Jewish origin).
The international women’s day is conceived with the aim of underlining the claim of women’s rights, thus to promote the rights of women and contribute to the campaign in favor of universal suffrage. The anniversary is celebrated on different days depending on the various countries of the world; indeed, the first celebration dates back to February 28, 1909 in the United States, while in Italy in 1922. It follows the date that we all know, March 8, which was established following the second international conference of women in 1921; while it will be necessary to wait for 1946 for the appearance of its symbol: the mimosa. Specifically, this is the flower that blooms in the early days of March and was, right away, the perfect symbol to “honor” the woman in this sense. Given the period and the color yellow, it would have been inevitable not to use it, also considering the chromatic meaning that represents vitality, strength, joy and also the transition from death to life.
The position of the woman during the era of the Dolce Stil Novo
The figure of women in history and the position obtained over the centuries is also inevitable. Excellence is reached after the Middle Ages in about 1300 during the literary (and not only) current of Dolce Stil Novo. In Italy the exponent that is associated with this is Dante Alighieri who celebrates and exalts the woman as if it were an ethereal, angelic figure that with the only look allows you to get closer to God. A celestial representation that is placed on the pedestal unlike how much we live in the contemporary world, where we still fight for equality and equality and many still discriminate and emphasize the difference between man and woman.