“The Handmaid’s Tale” and Feminist Art

by | Oct 4, 2018

We don’t know if you have been watching the television series “The Handmaid’s Tale” based on Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, but we’re addicted to the point it is becoming embarrassing. Atwood’s book has been seen as a feminist piece, and it got us thinking about feminist art in general. So we started searching for feminist art, and of course we found thousands of pieces. We humbly offer them to you here.

Art Based on “The Handmaid’s Tale”

The novel and television series is based on a future time when women who are fertile are used as slaves for procreation for the leaders of the new nation and their families. While we have a few examples of art based on “The Handmaid’s Tale” here, we have expanded the theme a bit further, to look at paintings of women as mothers, and the beauty of babies, as well as barren women who long for children.  Many examples of women in various stages of pregnancy can be found here. Tens of thousands of photographs and paintings of mothers with their children have also been popular on our website.

Feminist Art

Thousands of pieces of feminist art and artists can be found on our website. First, there are pieces of art whose subject is feminism, which can be located here. In addition, you can find work by feminist artists, such as one of the pre-eminent Latina feminists, Frida Kahlo, whose work and artists inspired by her work can be found here. Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist who did many self-portraits as well as portraits in her style of magical realism is one of the best known artists of the 20th century. In addition to Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe’s works and other works inspired by her, which have both a feminist as well as a sensual quality, are located on our site. Georgia O’Keefe’s works, imagine both the lushness of life as well as the sparseness of life. Mary Cassatt, who was one of the only female artists who achieved fame during the Impressionist period, by painting mothers and their children in realistic and emotional portrayals, are also depicted here. Elaine de Kooning, one of the most famous abstract artists of the 21st century also has a home here for some reproductions of her work, and artists inspired by her work can also be discovered on our site.

Whether you are a fan of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and dystopian fiction or television, or whether you want to celebrate female artists and the power of women from wherever you are, we have works of art you will love. Perhaps you want to make a statement in your office, whether your office is in an office building or in your house, you can make sure that people understand you are standing behind women. Any art you choose on our site, whether you choose classical Impressionist art or abstract art will show everyone how you feel about the beauty and power of women.


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