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The art world is filled with talented women who have used their unique voices and perspectives to create moving pieces of art across the centuries. Whether that is a 17th-century Italian painter depicting power dynamics with her oils, or a 20th-century Expressionist capturing nude pregnant women in a real, humanizing way, there is a lot to be inspired by. Themes of identity, race, sexuality, violence, and power run across all of these pieces, capturing the female experience and making the viewer think about the society they live in.

Click ahead to see some of the most powerful, thought-provoking works of art by women.