The Fall of Phaeton (Rubens)

The Fall of Phaeton is a painting by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, featuring the ancient Greek myth of Phaeton, a recurring theme in visual arts. Rubens chose to depict the myth at the height of its action, with the thunderbolts hurled by Zeus to the right; the thunderbolts provide the light contrast to facilitate the display of horror on the faces of Phaeton, the horses and other figures while preserving the darkness of the event. The butterfly winged female figures represent the hours and seasons, who react in terror as the night and day cycle becomes disrupted; the great astrological circle that arches the heavens is disrupted. The assemblage of bodies form a diagonal oval in the center, separating dark and light sides of the canvas; the bodies are arranged so as to assist the viewer’s travel continually around that oval. Rubens painted The Fall of Phaeton in Rome and the painting was reworked around 1606/1608, it has been housed in the National Gallery of Art since 5 January 1990. Rubens painted other Greek mythological subjects, such as The Fall of Icarus, Perseus Freeing Andromeda, The Judgement of Paris

Fanny Mosselman

Françoise Zoé Mathilde Mosselman, known as Fanny Mosselman, was a Belgian noble and salonist, known as the maîtresse en titre of the duke Charles de Morny. Daughter of the rich Belgian banker and captain of industry François-Dominique Mosselman and his wife Louise Tacqué, she was from a family with several business interests in Belgium, most notably the Vieille-Montagne mines, her father had bought a hôtel particulier in the Chaussée-d'Antin from the bankrupt banker Récamier, husband of Juliette. After 1830 it became the residence of the first Belgian envoy, Charles Le Hon. In 1827 she married Charles Le Hon, made a Belgian count in 1836, so she held the title of comtesse Le Hon or Lehon. Nominally, they had three children - Eugène and Léopold, the latter being supposed to be the son of her lover, the diplomat Charles-Joseph Bresson) - and Louise. Fanny took several lovers, amongst them the duc d'Orléans and held an brilliant salon in Paris, attended by politicians, members of the July Monarchy royal family and writers - Balzac called her "Iris in light blue, the golden-haired ambassadress", whilst Charles de Rémusat commented "She had the spirit of a grand grisette, with a certain intelligence for affairs and intrigue"Around 1833, she met Charles de Morny a mere sous-lieutenant, but who occupied a position in high society as the illegitimate son of général de Flahaut and queen Hortense, duchess of Saint-Leu, grandson of Talleyrand.

Fernand de Montguyon took him to a reception at the Belgian embassy, where he and Fanny fell in love and began a 25-year liaison. In the words of one historian, "Fanny chose a man over whom she had great influence and who allowed her freedom of movement and freedom to follow her heart", her daughter Louise married a prince Poniatowski. 1831-1838: Hôtel Récamier, Chaussée d'Antin 1838-1843: Hôtel de La Vaupalière, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré from 1843: Hôtel Le Hon, rond-point des Champs-Élysées Carlo Bronne, La comtesse Le Hon et la première ambassade de Belgique à Paris, Brussels, 1951

Agneta Stark

Agneta Stark, is the vice chancellor of Dalarna University in Sweden and was the president of the International Association for Feminist Economics from 2012 to 2013. She is the vice chair of the Association of Swedish Higher Education; the main areas of research that she covers are economic theory, accounting theory, gender and economic change. Stark gained her economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics, her LL. M. and her doctorate in business administration were from Stockholm University. In 2004 Karlstad University awarded Agneta Stark an honorary doctorate. Stark-Frösslund, Agneta; the State of Social Accounting. Sweden: Swedish Council for Social Science Research. OCLC 187132835. In Swedish as: Stark, Agneta. Social redovisning. Sweden: Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhäll. Stark, Agneta. Halva makten - hela lönen. Sweden: Bonnier. ISBN 9789100559700. Stark, Agneta. Rent ekonomiskt?: om kvinnor och män, siffror och pengar. Stockholm: Bonnier. ISBN 9100561053. Stark, Agneta. Ljusnande framtid eller ett långt farväl?: den svenska välfärdsstaten i jämförande belysning: rapport till Utredningen om fördelningen av ekonomisk makt och ekonomiska resurser mellan kvinnor och män.

Stockholm: Fritzes Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet. ISBN 9138206765. Stark, Agneta. Frivilligarbetets kön: kvinnor, män och frivilligt arbete: en översikt. Stockholm Uppsala: Svenska kommunförb. Importancia distributör. ISBN 9789170999284. Stark, Agneta. Warm hands in cold age: gender and aging. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415396769. Stark, Agneta. Global perspectives on gender equality reversing the gaze. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780203938386. Feminist economics List of feminist economists