Women and Art Matters: a closer look with some questions (ARTH 03)

  • Day and time: Tuesday 11:45 - 12:45
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (5 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 30
  • Start date: 06 October 2020
  • Description:

    Art historians have for the last half century been asking: What role did women have in art and in paintings? How were women cast? These are valid questions, as representations of women have invariably been defined by how men saw women or how society expected women to look and behave. Rather than my original broad overview across centuries, the class this term will begin by focussing upon one period, 19th century Paris and the representation in Impressionist works of women as model/mistress - ‘prostitute’. I shall then continue to address the question of women and art matters in a broader historical context, crucially to ask, Were there any women artists, and if so, who were they? Trigger warning: First section, "Sex in the City" is for ‘mature’ viewers only;)

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Britta Dwyer
  • I am a retired university lecturer and have taught at the U3AC for the last ten plus years.


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