Women Cross Media is a presentation in the context of the exhibition Dresden • Europe • World and is dedicated to the cross-media issue of how femininity was portrayed in images in East Asian art of the early 18th to the late 19th century - in a dialogue between objects from the Porcelain Collection, the Photography Collection of the Museum of Ethnology and from the Kupferstich-Kabinett.
"Pictures of beautiful women" is one of the central themes of both Chinese and Japanese art. During the early development of Chinese painting, communicating moral-didactic values initially played a large role. With the growing interest in everyday life during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), women became a decorative motif. In contrast, Japanese porcelain from the Genroku period (1688 - 1704) or the souvenir photographs of the Meiji period (1868 - 1912) show women from the social background of entertainment.