Friday, January 20, 2017

Women Warriors

Liberty Leading the People

A woman personifying the concept and the Goddess of Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the flag of the French Revolution – the tricolour flag, which remains France's national flag – in one hand and brandishing a bayonetted musket with the other. The figure of Liberty is also viewed as a symbol of France and the French Republic known as Marianne.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People

Women Warriors: http://mentalfloss.com/article/59287/9-female-warriors-who-made-their-mark-history

Judith slaying Holofernes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_Gentileschi

Lady Liberty: http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2013/07/the-statue-of-liberty-127-years-at-americas-gateway/100546/ 

DC Museum celebrates history's women warriors: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nasty-women-museum-tour_us_5873f3fde4b043ad97e52e62?section=us_arts&ir=Arts& 

A pioneer of the black arts movement

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I love the painting of Marianne in the French Revolution. Always have.

As to the warrior women article, there are many good ones on there. I guess I range between Boudicca and Grace O'Malley or Gráinne Ní Mháill in Irish, as I first heard of her years ago. I'm probably more enamored of a pirate queen, but they were both quite badass, which was not something women were supposed to be at the time. Love stories about and the history of strong women!