While men have dominated the artistic profession, women artists have always emerged throughout the century to question the masculine perspective and create art which both embodies and challenges their prescribed feminine roles. FADA's galleries hold an impressive collection of women artists' work, including nurturing domestic interiors and intricate floral arrangements which reflect their creator's gendered and social role during their respective era.
Their heritage is also preserved and transformed by FADA galleries inventory of innovative and pioneering women artists, including Rosa Bonheur and Louise Nevelson. Bonheur's represented outdoor scenes of rambunctious horses and Nevelson's monochromatic and industrial sculptures radically undermine traditional feminine subject matters.
Niki De St. Phalle's wonderful painted polyester pieces again showcases the ingenuity of female artists and their ability to seemingly disregard both artistic and social rules through their work. Today, these traditional trophes are critically used by female artists, both in homage to their art historical counterparts and to comment on the female experience today.