Course overview

This course focuses on women artists from the 19th century to the present, with a focus on modern art. This period starts with the fight for access to the best artistic education. It is also the time of “the New Woman”, independent and career-focused. In art, the second half of the 19th century marks a significant increase in the number of professional women artists. Starting with the women of the Impressionist movement, you will learn about many great painters and sculptors. Based on the study of their lives and career, you will gain a greater understanding of the conditions in which these women became successful artists, and the obstacles that paved their ways.

Course description

Artists, patrons, critics, and collectors: throughout the centuries, women have always played an active role in the making of art. They are, however, lesser known than their male counterparts, and their works of art usually sell for less on the art market. This course will address this difference in an attempt to raise the profile of women artists. It will do so in the context of changing times for women in society, from the suffragette movement to the #MeToo movement.

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What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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