Art can help us to remember those who shaped our societies. Despite feminism being only a fairly modern phenomenon, many women have greatly contributed to the progress of history and culture through the ages and throughout the world.
Happy Women’s Day (8th March)!
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, by Michelangelo (backtoclassics.com)
Joan of Arc, army leader, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (listal.com)
Ann of Brittany, last of the Dukes of Brittany, by Jean Boudichon (passion-histoire.net)
Lady Charlotte Guest, translator of The Mabinogion into English, by Richard Buckner (llgc.org.uk)
Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Frankenstein and A Vindication of the Rights of Women, by John Opie (everywritersresource.com)
Frida Kahlo, painter and defender of Mexican culture, self-portrait (artyfactory.com)