5 Self-Portraits by Women Artists You Should Know and Why....
Scheduled to mark International Women’s Day, this one-off webinar will focus on five self-portraits and introduce some of the most celebrated women painters of western European art. The painters Marcia, Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Angelica Kauffman and Berthe Morisot all managed to break the norm of western European society by making a name and a living for themselves in a world of men. Despite achieving fame and recognition in their own time and being celebrated for their talent and skill, they were subsequently erased from the mainstream narrative of art history. This webinar will reintroduce these artists, asking why and how their own self-portraits were already - in their own time - engaged with this fundamental problem of recognition.
What will you experience?
This session will be a mixture of a presentation and interactive discussion directly with the lecturer and other participants in real-time.
Why study this course?
This webinar will allow participants to gain more insight into the careers of Women Artists throughout Art History and to learn more about their life stories and the production of their art.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who is interested in learning more about women in the art world and who want to delve deeper into the lives of artists.
• Thorough knowledge of these 5 key artists
• Understanding of the influence they have had on the art world
• Growing confidence in looking at and interpreting works of art
Image: Berthe Morisot. Self-Portrait, 1885. © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, Denis and Annie Rouart Foundation. © Bridgeman
1950s-1970s: Women Art Dealers in New York
On March 4 please join Michael Findlay, author and Director of Acquavella Galleries, and Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director, for a conversation about the important and unique contribution made by women gallery owners in the New York art world of the 1960’s and 1970’s
While some are celebrated today like Betty Parsons, Ileana Sonnabend and Virginia Dwan, we will focus on remembering others just as vital in their time such as Marie Norton Harriman, Eleanor Ward, Helen Serger, Jill Kornblee, and Eleanor Saidenberg, a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America. Veronique and Michael will discuss their place among their male peers and their contribution to the creation of the canon for modern and contemporary art.
Born in Paris in 1976, Aliki Braine studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, The Slade School of Fine Art, London and The Courtauld Institute where she was awarded a distinction for her masters in 17th century painting. Aliki has been a regular lecturer at the National Gallery since 2001 and also teaches at the Wallace Collection, Courtauld Gallery and for The Arts Society. She is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art Photography for the University of the Arts London. Aliki is also a practicing artist who regularly exhibits her photographic work internationally.
Two 1-hour lectures which will be accompanied by slides and Q&A.
How will you view these lectures?
The lecture will be conducted over the online platform Zoom. A recording of the lecture will be made available to our students for 48 hours after it has finished so if it is not possible to participate in the live virtual session, students can watch the recording in the allotted time.
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