“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
Paul Cézanne - Potted Plants
Velazquez - Les fileuses, detail
Today society most ladies work to get respect to be equal with the man just like womens in the past who try to do the same
Edgar Degas, Musicians in the orchestra - 2
La mulata, by Diego Velázquez - The Kitchen Maid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). " Kitchen Scene with Christ in the House of Martha and Mary"
This is at my favorite museum in Paris...Musee Cluny... Tapestry :: “The Unicorn in Captivity”