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Girl Watching: Images of Women in Art



Join popular art historian Sonia Halpern in exploring the various ways in which women have been depicted in the history of art since the Renaissance period. The images reveal how differently male and female artists have approached the subject of women, and the various socio-historic reasons for these differences.

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the major artistic and socio-economic reasons for the differences in how women and men have represented women in the history of art. The student will also be able to identify and articulate the major visual trends that distinguish women artists’ images of women from men’s. Finally, the student will be able to acquire a general sense of each period’s stylistic and thematic approach, and the artists’ individual artistic styles.

What to Expect

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, observing images of art and discussion.

There are no prerequisites required. Please come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.

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