A Medieval Feminist
アルテ ARTE ; Author: Ookubo Kei
DESCRIPTION: Firenze, early 16th century. The birthplace of the Renaissance era, where art is thriving. In one small corner of this vast city, one sheltered girl’s journey begins. She dreams of becoming an artist, an impossible career for a girl born into a noble family. In those days, art was an exclusively male profession, with woman facing strong discrimination. In spite of these challenges, Arte perseveres with hard work and a positive attitude!
A story captivating feminist young lass in medieval period where male dominance is higher trying to be an renowned artist and trying to make her dream a reality. Arte the protagonists starts to explore the world of art after her father passed away she rebels against her mother who tries to shackle her in the name of marital arrangement. she tries hard to find a artesian firm to take her as a disciple only to find a Biggest mountain of hurdle before her that she is a woman.
She gets up and down on every recognized artist shop in the district only to be disappointed and despaired then she makes an statement by action to them who looked down because she’s a woman. a last hope given to her, leo a reputable middle aged artist who took her as an assistant. His training method are not normal in norms to other artisan but she determined to become an artist a mere higher work load can’t displease her. she shows every eyes that looked down on with what a woman can do then changed to a admiration for her works. Every gap author could find she placed them with feminism in an rational way, she made the scenes with courtesan to display the power of the words “it’s an man’s world” to who can hold the absolute power.
The manga speaks more about women’s self reliability then pity excuses of feminism in every nook and cranny of the story but the author places an certain ideology of rational feminism not a tug war between feminism and male dominance. arte’s self righteousness and determination makes a great way to expose those ideology. a gradual story flow with a colourful character base gives an quite a range of derivation.
Art work in the manga panels are fine to a point on making it a art. The drawings conveys the story’s intention on a wider light and leaving the reader in a state of awe.
Manga adopted to anime and first episode released on 04.04.2020
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