Western European painting is not lacking in celebrated women artists; from Marcia in antiquity to Eva Gonzalès in the nineteenth century, from Sofonisba Anguissola in the Renaissance to Michaelina Wautier in the seventeenth century, artists who managed to break the norm of western European society by making a name and a living for themselves in a world of men. Yet, 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 course will reintroduce these artists, asking why and how their own paintings were already - in their own time - engaged with this fundamental problem of recognition.
This course will be delivered online via Zoom. All participants will receive information in advance about how to access the course and if any preparation work is required before it commences.
What you will learn:
• Knowledge of key women artists across the centuries
• Confidence in critically assessing their works within a historical and critical context
• An understanding of how to analyse images
Image: Girl with Cherries, c1870, Eva Gonzales, Credit: Mr and Mrs Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.