Artist AleXsandro Palombo's haunting works show women leaders bloodied, bruised

Palamo's artwork reveals no woman is immune to gender violence.
Palamo's artwork reveals no woman is immune to gender violence. Photo credit: Alexsandropalombo/Instagram.

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo has released a new series of artwork revealing female world leaders as victims of gender violence.

Palombo's artwork was released on Monday which was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The artwork titled 'Just Because I Am A Woman' depicts female politicians like Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Angela Merkel as victims of gender violence.

The world leaders appear beaten with black eyes and vulnerable expressions.

"I'm a victim of domestic violence - I get paid less - I've experienced genital mutilation - I do not have the right to dress as I want - I can't decide who I'm going to marry - I was raped," the photos are captioned.

The public display has been spotted around the University of Milan.

Palambo has a history of revealing abusive relationships and violence towards women in his artwork.

In 2014, he used female cartoon characters from Disney and The Simpsons to show the reality behind an abusive relationship, displaying them with black eyes and beaten up faces.

Palamo's artwork reveals no woman is immune to gender violence.

In 2018 the Inter-parliamentary Union revealed 40.5 percent of female politicians said they had suffered acts of sexual harassment in their work, while in 69.2 percent of cases, the perpetrators were male MPs.

Recently Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, won a defamation case against former MP David Leyonhjelmor for sexist comments.

She told the press the victory was for women who had been 'made to stay silent'.

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