Trespassing the Line -GAëtano- (oil on canvas, 60x60cm)

“Women are everywhere in this deplorable state; for, in order to preserve their innocence, as ignorance is courteously termed, truth is hidden from them, and they are made to assume an artificial character before their faculties have acquired any strength. Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and, roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adore its prison.”

extract from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft -1792-

“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in”

extract from A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf -1929-

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