Women and how they were depicted

Through out time women have taken a toll on all things, places and events. In this gallery I will show how women have been displayed in art, and the most common depictions of women are beauty, fertility, and as desired needs. This is something that interests me and would like to know more about. Hopefully it will be a interesting to my viewers as well. Thank you and enjoy.

The Mona Lisa is one of the most popular art works in all of history. The original piece created by Leonardo Da Vinci reveals itself to be one of the most beautiful works of all time. She is depicted as beauty in the original piece not just her, but also the back ground of the painting. Her left and right shoulder have two different landscapes that attract beauty. As you can see in this she has a mustache which takes away her beauty and makes the piece more humiliating and humorous.
This piece produced from Edvard Munch Shows three women and one man. As you can see each woman is different. The woman in white is wearing white and looks innocent, young, and like a virgin. The Second woman looks free and wide open almost as if she is giving. She is completely the opposite of the woman in white. The nude woman is depicted as fertile. Finally to the right of the picture almost as if it is the shadow of the nude woman stands a woman in black. This reveals woman as if they are dead inside. As they grow older the less beautiful they become.
The Dream by Henri Rousseau shows a woman naked in a forest surrounded by plants and animals. This painting is depicted of sexuality because not only is the lady naked but she is enhanced brighter than any thing else in the painting. Looking closely at the painting you can see that she is occupied with the male figure playing the instrument in the back. As I look at this painting I see that the snake charmer is drawing the snake near him, but also drawing the woman's attention. Maybe showing that he is trying to charm her and win her hand almost.
In this piece shows two men eating, and a little boy holding a spoon while looking at seems to be his mother for food. It is clear that woman are depicted to have the duty of household chores. Women carry the burden of cleaning and taking care of the family. While the men eat it is clear that the women continue to serve them and satisfy them. What the piece truly signifies is that a man who blows hot and cold with the same breath cannot be trusted from the Satyr opinion.
In this piece by Walter Sickert shows a nude woman on an iron bed. The mood of the piece feels cold and cloudy due to the use of cool colors. Trying to find more information on the piece I found that Sickert's intentions was to show woman not in an idealization form. As you can see this women is a prostitute. Her legs and chest are not as blurred as her face as if to show that the woman's body is more important than her identity. This depicts women as a tool for pleasure other than beauty.
In this portrait represents western art. The whole piece is centered off the woman stearing off into the distance. As you can see the woman is wearing bright pastel colours, and in the background there is dull and dark colours that help contrast between the woman and the trees. As you can see this portrait displays women as beauty. Nothing more beautiful than her and everything else just displays for her beauty. This was made for a self portrait that was supposed to be just the head and shoulders of Mrs. Woodhull, but decided to get the whole picture of the moment.
Drysdale piece of Sunday evening was displayed to represent the harsh struggles of a sunday evening in Austrilia. The people in the piece are abstracted tremendously with Drysdale elongating their bodies. When I look at this piece my first thoughts were that woman are always portrayed of taking care of children. The men would always tell the wife what to do. In this scene that looks exactly like what is going on, as if woman are to due mans commands.
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