This piece portrays the renowned philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Hypatia. She taught in the ancient library of Alexandria. Scholars traveled from all across the Mediterranean region to attend her lectures.
Political conflicts eventually led to her demise. She was targeted as spreading pagan ideas to the Roman prefect, Orestes, and was executed under orders of the Cyril, the bishop of Alexandria. She is remembered as a "martyr for philosophy". The stars form the circle of a halo around her portrait.
Hello! I am Arthur Haywood, a freelance artist in the Philadelphia area. My work celebrates aspirations of diverse people. From space to ancient Egypt my pieces explore discoveries.
My paintings are seen on murals, books and magazine covers. Using art to inspire others and engage youth in reading is my passion.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.