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.
Arthur Haywood's work celebrates academic achievements of diverse people to inspire a love of learning. From distant travels to scholars contemplating the galaxy, his work emphasizes the wonders of following an intellectual vision.
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.