Men and Women

Charles I (1600-49), Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1635 - Before June 1636, From the collection of: Royal Collection Trust, UK
This man looks very serious. In the 1600's men maintained all the power and property. It was also a mans duty to provide for the family. Anthony Van Dyck was the leading court painter in England.
Portrait of George Washington, Charles Willson Peale, 1780 - 1780, From the collection of: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
The man looks very proud and tough. Men in the 1700's were educated, ran the government, and fought wars. Charles Wilson Peale is known for his portraits of leading figures in the American Revolution.
The Rowers, Hans von Marées, 1873, From the collection of: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
The men in this picture look very hardworking. In the 1800's men would usually fight wars or would be busy working to take care of the family. Hans Von Marees is known for his realistic portraits.
Savoy Dancers, Aaron Siskind, 1936 - 1940, From the collection of: George Eastman Museum
This man is very happy. Men in the 1900's worked hard to support their families. In their free time men would drink and go to clubs to have fun. Aaron Siskind was part of the expressionist movement.
Lung Kee Noodle Shop, Go Man Ching, Simon, 2006, From the collection of: Hong Kong Heritage Museum
These men look very jovial and strong. Men in 2006 worked hard to be successful and attractive in order to get a woman's attention. Go Man Ching explores social issues in the world through his photos.
Girl in a Fur, Tiziano Vecellio,called Titian, 1530/1540, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
This woman looks humble. Women in the 1500's were expected to be housewives, mothers, and property of their husbands. Tiziano Vecellio was the leading artist of the Italian Renaissance.
The Virgin and Child with Sts. Elizabeth and John the Baptist, Peter Paul Rubens, 1632/1634, From the collection of: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
The women in this look very caring and happy. Women in the 1600's were expected to stay home and raise their children. Women had little education. Peter Rubens is known for historic artwork.
Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon, Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, 1785, From the collection of: Nationalmuseum Sweden
The woman in this picture looks very joyful. In the 1700's women were to maintain household order and encourage faith and moral development. Adolf Wertmuller is known for painting powerful rulers.
In the Conservatory, Edouard Manet, 1878/1879, From the collection of: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
This woman looks bored and unamused. Girls in the 1800's were active in the community and churches. They were able to get an education and work. Edward Manet was one of the first to paint modern life
Photograph of suffragists promoting the Woman Suffrage Mass Meeting on the roof of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Library of Congress, 1913/1913, From the collection of: Brooklyn Academy of Music
These woman are determined. Women in the 1900's fought for equality and more efficient roles. They no longer wanted to be the subordinate gender. The author enjoys capturing revolutionary events.
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