WS 323/ARTH 323. Women Artists, Then and Now
This course examines the lives, careers, and achievements of women artists and the related cultural environment from the Middle Ages to contemporary times in Europe and America, the feminist movement beginning in the 1970's and specifically feminist issues in art that are becoming widespread in the artistic culture. We will consider women's creative powers as consumers, producers, critics, supporters, objects, and subjects of “art” as expressed in selected examples of studio arts. Specifically, we will be concerned with how women have used art and culture to change their own status and conditions and to remake their worlds.