Women in Art

Art expresses all aspects of life - birth and death, love and hate, wars and religious ceremonies, royalties and pleb, families, men and women.

Throughout the history women and their beauty, their bodies in particular have become artists’ obsession. Celebrating women around the world - their beauty, intelligence, creativity and true power, we chose some of the most important art pieces that depict women, and inspired modern artists and photographers to continue the obsession.

Perhaps one of the famous woman is Venus. Her beauty and power are unquestionable. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli 1486 is one of the most famous artworks. 

The Birth of the Virgin Francisco de Zurban 1660

Girl with a Pearl Earring Johannes Vermeer 1665

Mona Lisa  Leonardo da Vinci

The Swing by Jean - Honore Fragonard 1767

Portrait of Madame X John Singer Sargent 1884

A Bar at the Folies-Bergere  Edouard Manets 1882


Portrait of Dora Maar Pablo Picasso 1937


Automat Edward Hooper 1927

Lady Godiva John Collier 1898  that perhaps inspired  2000s image of Gisele posing on the horse.


Mickalene Thomas