CULTURE & ARTS
09/23/2015 09:08 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2015

A Brief Survey Of The Most Glorious Redheads In Art History

Or, all the women in famous paintings who have better hair than you.

If a bias against redheads is real, the gingers of art history have a few things to say:

 

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"I'm still sleeping, but my hair is on point."
(Gustav Klimt, "Danae," 1907-1908)

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"I will murder you if one splash of water hits my mane."
(John William Waterhouse, "The Lady of Shalott," 1888)

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"I love my strawberry blonde hair so much it hurts."
(José de Ribera, "Magdalena," circa 1638-1640)

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"This is how I feel about your redhead bias."
(James Tissot, "Seaside," 1878)

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"My thumbs-up is for all the gingers out there."
(Edgar Degas, "Dancers," 1900)

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"Excuse me, my flowing red locks are up here."
(Bacchiacca, "Sibyl," circa 1525-1550)

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"Look deeply into my top bun and tell me red hair isn't the best."
(Paul César Helleu, Portrait of Alice Guérin, 1900)

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"Red hair? Check. Orange tabby? Check check."
(Franz Marc, "Akt mit Katze Français," 1910)

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"I could care less about that 'redheads shouldn't wear red' rule."
(Berthe Morisot, "Le corsage rouge," 1885)

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"I dub thee ... worthy of my ginger hair."
(Edmund Blair Leighton, "Accolade," 1901)

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"Oh, I didn't see you there, checking out my gorgeous red hair."
(Edvard Munch, "Lady from the sea," 1896)

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"This rose has nothing on my hair."
(John William Godward, "Choris - A Summer Rose," 1902)

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"If you haven't grasped the superiority of redheads yet, you cannot be helped."
(Frederick Sandys, "Mary Magdalene," circa 1858-60)

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Each week, HuffPost Arts & Culture attempts to bring to light a few forgotten gems with our slightly humorous look back at art history. For past examples see hereherehereherehere and here. 

 

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