Course overview

Who were the women artists? Why do we know so little about them? Who has not wondered why it is that women have not featured in the story telling of Art except as muses and as models? The course will cover the periods of the late Renaissance, the Seventeenth century, and the mid Nineteenth century until the present day. Gain an insight into ways in which art education, studio set ups, and the writing about art have enabled some members of society to become well known and others obscure. This course is for anyone with an interest in either Art and its history, or women’s issues.

Course description

Discover the overlooked narrative of women artists throughout history and the puzzling silence surrounding their contributions. This course embarks on a journey through the late Renaissance, the Seventeenth century, and the Nineteenth century to the present day, spotlighting remarkable figures like Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Meret Oppenheim, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Anni Albers, and Helen Frankenthaler.

Explore why women artists remained obscured in the annals of art history, relegated often as muses or models rather than creators. Uncover the systemic barriers within art education, studio environments, and art literature that propelled some into recognition while veiling others in obscurity. Delve into the implications of these disparities, examining how societal structures influenced the visibility of these talented artists.

This course beckons anyone intrigued by art's evolution or passionate about gender issues. Gain profound insights into the multifaceted dynamics shaping artistry and societal perceptions. Join us to unveil the untold stories and remarkable legacies of women artists, shedding light on their enduring impact on the artistic landscape.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

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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