“Queen Boadicea” by Andrea Bogdan – Acrylic painting on wood – 24″ x 20″ x 1.5″
This painting is being featured in the “Bad Girls & Outcasts” show at The Cactus Gallery, 3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039. The opening reception is April 22, 6-9pm.
In 60 AD Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni tribe, led a rebellion against the Roman Empire after her husband died and the Romans took advantage be seizing Iceni property. When Boadicea resisted, she was publicly flogged and her two daughters were raped by Roman soldiers. In revenge, Boadicea led her tribe into London where they burned it to the ground and it’s claimed that Boadicea herself committed many atrocities on Roman women. Boadicea said, “Let us show them they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves.” She and the Iceni Tribe eventually perished in their battles against their oppressors, and to this day Celtic women have a reputation for fierceness.
“There are many spellings for her name but I used the one that singer/song writer Enya used in a song she wrote called ‘Boadicea'”.