Women and art

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Marianne North

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In the 19th century Marianne North travelled all around the world painting exotic plants. She never married since she didn’t want to be someone’s “maid”. Darwin was a friend of her and it was he who suggested that she should go to Australia and New Zealand which she also did. During her travels she painted beautiful artworks like the one above and they can nowadays be found in The Marianne North Gallery in Kew Gardens in London.

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Written by womenandart

November 20, 2009 at 11:53 am

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