Art and Empowerment
It’s heartening to see that years of progress have been made in resisting gender stereotypes.
As we celebrate the brilliant women who have created many of the stunning pieces in our collection, let’s also celebrate how they continue to defy the rigid gendered roles that pervaded our world in the past.
Previously, women were expected to be docile, humble and demure. Men, on the other hand, were associated with qualities like aggression, courage and loudness.
Enter, the empowering works of the artistic women today.
They don’t shy away from the use of boldness to create celebratory and upbeat expressions. Their portrayals of the world—and of women—aren’t limited to the shy, low-key presentations that many works in the past would have adopted.
Even in abstraction, they manage to radiate confidence and strength, whilst retaining an air of kindness and compassion.
Art has the ability to open our minds, empowering us to new possibilities of self-expression. There's no shortage of creativity and promise, among all the talented women of this day and age.
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
— Diane Mariechild
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