Portrayal of Women in European Painting Portraits at the MET

How have women been represented, underrepresented, and misrepresented in European Portrait Paintings?

This visualization is inspired by the article “Images of Women in European Art” from John Berger’s book “Ways of Seeing”. The spectator-owners and painters of most of the European Portraits were male. The artists were usually commissioned by the wealthy male; to represent idealized versions of their loved one. Their perspective has skewed the portrayal of women in a large number of paintings.

What did we  learn  ?

What if we overlap  all  the variables at once to understand the conclusions?

You can find the documentation here