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.
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
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.
Text: Isidro Aguilera
Photographs: José Garrido