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Mansplaining in art

Added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018, the word mansplaining refers to condescending and chauvinistic behaviour, often directed by men towards women, but the idea has been around for ages. We take a light-hearted look through the archives.

The decapitated head of a man lies on the floor as a young man attempts to explain his act…
A priest tells off a woman
A doctor demonstrating electrotherapy on a young semi-naked woman in front of other doctor…
William Gilbert demonstrating the magnet before Queen Elizabeth, 1598. Oil painting by Ern…
Portrait of Robert Muys and his Wife Maria Nozeman
PARIS - SALON DE L'AUTOMOBILE
A man seated with his head in a glass container lit by a candle; he breathes and a physici…
An ill physician refusing to let his wife call another doctor. Wood engraving after G. Du …
Lavoisier explaining to his wife the result of his experiments on air. Oil painting by Ern…
Women are wearing very large, ornate head dresses, which makes it very difficult for the m…
Women are making the nets, baskets and balloons for hot-air balloons, they are being inspe…
A woman is sitting near a pool and there are two older men behind her and two younger men …
A woman weeping and looking distressed is kneeling on the ground surrounded by men who are…
A young man explaining something to a sick woman in her bed chamber, who appears upset, wi…
Lunds domkyrka
A doctor demonstrating electrotherapy on a young semi-nude woman in front of an audience o…
John Jennings Esq., his Brother and Sister-in-Law
Double Portrait
The Artist and his Wife Marie Suzanne Giroust painting the Portrait of Henrik Wilhelm Peil…
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Portrait of a Woman and a Man