Superwomen street art in Florence

Artist Lediesis displays murals for International Women’s Day

Editorial Staff
March 8, 2019 - 15:12

Newcomer LeDiesis has devised a street art treasure hunt in Florence for International Women’s Day.

 

First announced on Instagram with hashtags #LeDiesis #8marzo2019 #streetart, the incognito creative or collective has affixed eight iconic women dressed as Superwoman throughout the city in spaces formerly occupied by doors and windows.

 

Rita Levi-Montalcini, Frida Kahlo, Margherita Hack, Princess Lela, Sophia Loren, the Virgin Mary, Nefertiti and Kill Bill's The Bride are the women portrayed by the artist.

 

 

The Murals

 

 

Rita Levi-Montalcini

A neurobiologist who was awarded with the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Where to find her: via delle Oche 14R

 

 

 

 

Margherita Hack

An astrophysicist and scientific disseminator. The asteroid 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honour. 

Where to find her: piazza del Carmine 

 

 

ph. @deboroh_13 via Instagram

 

 

 

Frida Kahlo

One of Mexico's greatest artists and a political activist. 

Where to find her: via Palazzuolo 5, off via dei Fossi

 

 

 

 

Princess Leia

A fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. 

Where to find her: near via dei Cimatori 8

 

 

 

 

Mary, mother of Jesus

A 1st-century BCE Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth and the mother of Jesus.

Where to find her: across from via Dante Alighieri 2

 

 

 

 

Nefertiti

An Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh.

Where to find her: near via Toscanella 25

 

ph. @simand66 via Instagram

 

 

 

Sophia Loren

An Italian film actress and singer. 

Where to find her: near via delle Caldaie 8

 

ph. @dinewithdaniele via Instagram

 

 

 

The Bride

A fictional character, portrayed by Uma Thurman, in the two-part movie Kill Bill directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Where to find her: chiasso di Manetto, off borgo Santi Apostoli

 

ph. @mariellapisi via Instagram

 

 

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