In this blog I will try to sort out my thoughts and impressions about the images of women in art, images which are icons and symbols normally made by men.
It’s not easy to understand, why "Justice" is depicted as a Greek woman, when women in classical Greece couldn’t even vote. Or why the most nations are symbolized by women, when the kings, generals and politicians have been men.
Why is it in many languages "la patrie" or "la patria", when it’s clear that this arise from "pater" like father in the German "fatherland". In English countries are always "she". That would be nice, if it would have had its roots in any kind of real power.