Women's Thoughts and Inspiration

Take a look at this exhibition, held at the Museum of Zaragoza for International Women's Day.

By Museo de Zaragoza

Museo de Zaragoza

The Three Ages (Las Tres Edades) (1950) by Francisco Marín BagüésMuseo de Zaragoza

There's no doubt that women make the world go round.

Some have made their way into history books, while the majority have wielded their influence in silence, though their thoughts, their work, and their presence, shaping the society in which we live today: a society that still hinders women in their search for equality and justice. The Museum of Zaragoza dedicates this collections-based tribute to you, on International Women's Day 2015.

Birth of John the Baptist (Nacimiento de San Juan Bautista) (c. 1574 - c. 1583) by Jerónimo Vicente Vallejo CósidaMuseo de Zaragoza

The divine woman and goddess has been worshipped as the origin of all things since prehistoric times.

Female Figure (B.C. 650 - B.C. 500) by UnknownMuseo de Zaragoza

Victoria (Lady of Fuentes) (B.C. 100 - B. C. 76) by UnknownMuseo de Zaragoza

Birth of John the Baptist (Nacimiento de San Juan Bautista) (c. 1574 - c. 1583) by Jerónimo Vicente Vallejo CósidaMuseo de Zaragoza

Excelente, Catholic Monarch Gold Coin (1497 - 1504) by UnknownMuseo de Zaragoza

The strong, intelligent woman, capable of building empires and breaking wills, cements her power in gold.

Today's Fashions (Ima Sugata) (1907. Meiji 39.) by Yamamoto ShoûnMuseo de Zaragoza

Tireless worker, traditional pillar of the family, both physically and emotionally.

Pondus: Loom Weight (B.C. 25 - A.D. 25) by UnknownMuseo de Zaragoza

Ansó Women Spinning (Mujeres Ansotanas Hilando) (c. 1915 - c. 1928) by Eduardo CativielaMuseo de Zaragoza

Feline Soul (Alma Felina) (c. 1901 - c.1950) by Juan José Gárate y ClaveroMuseo de Zaragoza

Woman: essential companion, without whom the road would be perilously burdensome.

Kalathos Fragment with Figure Decoration (B.C. 100 - B.C. 68) by UnknownMuseo de Zaragoza

Feline Soul (Alma Felina) (c. 1901 - c.1950) by Juan José Gárate y ClaveroMuseo de Zaragoza

Double Marriage Portrait also known as Self-Portrait of Lavinia Fontana (Doble retrato de matrimonio—Autorretrato de Lavinia Fontana) (c. 1577) by Lavinia FontanaMuseo de Zaragoza

Portrait of Isabel de Cistué y Nieto (Retrato de Dª Isabel de Cistué y Nieto) (1895) by Henry Humphrey MooreMuseo de Zaragoza

The Three Ages (Las Tres Edades) (1950) by Francisco Marín BagüésMuseo de Zaragoza

Women: then, now, and forever.

Credits: Story

Text: Isidro Aguilera
Photographs: José Garrido

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