Women and swords in art blog post for Art UK

I have written a blog post for Art UK on the subject of women with swords in art! Read Femininity weaponised: a history of women and swords in art. A little extract here…

“Such images redefine what power can look like in the hands of a woman. The armed woman challenges the gender norms of her time or embraces them in ways that assert her femininity, leadership and power. This contrast endlessly captures our collective imagination.”

Saints, Sinners or Seductresses: their representation is double-edged…

A big thanks to Art UK for allowing me to write this article on a subject I have been increasingly fascinated with and focused upon!

By Claire Mead

Independant curator and art historian. I did my BA Art History at Oxford University and my MA in Curating at the Courtauld. Now based in Paris, I write about art, undertake independant research and curate contemporary art exhibitions and projects.

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