Marie Antoinette was known for her extravagance and the french were excited to bid her adieu as they sent her to the guillotine. However, extravagance aside, Antoinette was a woman not to be dictated upon. She was a woman of strength, a woman of forward thinking, and a pioneer of self expression. This painting is not of Marie Antoinette herself, but of an empowered woman possessing the same energies which in times past would have been condemned as the royal was. But today, we are fortunate we can step forward and become Antoinette.