ARTH 323. Women Artists, Then and Now
The course examines the lives, careers, and achievements of women artists and the related cultural environments from the Middle Ages to contemporary times in Europe and America; the Feminist movement beginning in the 1970s; and specifically feminist issues in art that are becoming widespread in artistic culture. The creative powers of women as consumers, producers, critics, supporters, objects, and subjects of "art" will be considered. To understand the work and the careers of women artists, one must be concerned with the art objects themselves, with the artists’ lives and experiences, and with the social and political conditions in which their art has been produced, consumed, and evaluated.