Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women
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Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

On March 8, 2013, women are in the spotlight. Far from the feminist causes that frame this celebration, I preferred to present you portraits of women through painting.
This is how painters saw women in Western art, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Pablo Picasso, through 500 years of history.

We can also discover a wonderful work by Philip Scott Jonhson who created a 3-minute video slideshow, where the portraits are linked by morphing work brilliantly done.

I let you discover it here:

Here are some portraits:

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Archangel Novgorod School, Russia (2nd half of the 12th century)

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Scapigliata Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 1508

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Madonna of the Carnation Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 1478-80

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 1503-05

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Lady with a Unicorn Raphael (1483-1520) c.1505

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510) 1485

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Portrait of a Young Woman Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1490-1576) 1536

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Portrait of a Lady as Lucy St Antonio Antonio Boltraffio (1467-1516) 1500

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Sacred Conversation Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) 1490

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Profane Love (Vanity) Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1490-1576) 1514-1515

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Judith with the Head of Titian Holofernes (Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1490-1576) c.1515

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Mary Magdalene Pietro Perugino (1448-1523) 1500

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Portrait of Ginevra of Benci Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 1476

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Lady with an Ermine Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 1483 – 1490

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Virgin Annunciate Maria of the Verkündigung Antonello da Messina (c.1430-1479) 1476

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Donna Velata (Woman with a Veil) Raphael (1483-1520) c.1514

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman Red-haired Woman from Venice Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) 1505

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Portrait of a Woman Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) 1526

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) 1775-76

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Marquise of Seignelay and Two of her Children Pierre Mignard (1612-1695) 1691

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Self-Portrait in a Hat Straw Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun (1755-1842) 1782

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Young Housewife Alexei Vasilievich Tyranov (1808-1859) 1840s

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Amalie von Schintling Joseph Karl Stieler (1781-1858) 1831

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Princess Albert of Broglie Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) 1851-53

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

An Elegant Beauty William Clark Wontner (1857-1930)

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Beautiful Reader (The Beautiful Reader) Lêon François Comerre (1850-1916)

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

A Portrait of a Young Lady Eugene of Blaas (1843-1931)

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

The Matyr of the Solway John Everett Millais (1829-1896) 1871

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya, the Artist’s Secretary Henri Matisse (1869-1954) 1947

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Perfecta cycles Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) 1902

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Head Bombarded with Grains of Wheat Salvador Dali (1904-1989) 1954

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women

Tumblers (Mother and Son) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 1905

(Sources: http://www.maysstuff.com/womenid.htm, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB7d0qTMtfs , Philip Scott Jonhson: http://www.myspace.com/eggman913 )

Good day everyone !

Today women are in the spotlight: portraits of women


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