Woman Art GmbH was founded in 2010 on the basis of the idea that our society, in times of emerging gender equality, is in dire need of new key images. This is why women are the centre of attention in our revised versions of works by renowned artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. These pictures are being sold as art prints and in future also as licensed products.
In this world dominated by men, Sabine Kienle recognised that women in higher social classes often end up degraded as symbols of status and decoration.
Where does this macho-culture originate? Men draw on the way women and women’s roles are presented in religions of all kinds to justify their “claim to power”. Thus, at least these religious key images must help women gain a new status. To pursue this goal, Sabine Kienle wants to first and foremost add female images to the most important religious representations.
Pictures and paintings say more than words, pictures shape our thoughts and imagination. They enhance societal change like they have done for hundreds of years.
The modern, emancipated, and open-minded woman did not exist in the ancient world or the middle ages. However, she is a prominent feature of modern times. Nevertheless, she is not recognised in these old and still important key images. Therefore new images need to arise, according to Woman Art GmbH. The best way to achieve this is through the transformation of the existing old paintings, because their patriarchal and discriminating messages are still accepted widely today.
Sabine Kienle got the idea for these transformations during a visit to the Sistine Chapel. While contemplating Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”, she thought, why could God not be a woman? And could not Eve have been created first?
By taking a closer look at other important paintings, she discovered that all images were about, and concerned with, men. Women, on the other hand, are reduced to the role of being a mother, so as, for example, the Virgin Mary, or they are defamed as the fallen ones of society like Mary Magdalene.
For Sabine Kienle this represents the epitomisation of patriarchy in our society and needs to be done away with as soon as possible. Through the founding of Woman Art GmbH and the transformed paintings she wants to set a contemporary example for the modern, emancipated and open-minded woman of our society today. Naturally, the first Woman Art work “The Creation of Eve” was painted by a female artist.