Bedford artist Henry Bismuth explores the role of women in history
China’s first and only female emperor reigned more than a thousand years ago during the Tang dynasty.
It was in this same period that polo became not only a sport of emperors and kings but also of women. They played alongside men, riding astride wearing Western garb.
Reflecting on the roles of women throughout history, the freedoms they have experienced, the bonds that have restrained them, and their equality with men, Bedford artist Henry Bismuth has painted these female polo players in his new painting, Shadow Riders.
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