Women Artists and Patrons with Dalila Castelijn

Ref: C3747590

We shall explore the contribution to art by female artists from the Renaissance to today through careful study of works by artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Rosalba Carriera, Berte Morisot and Bridget Riley. Among the patrons to be discussed will be Isabella d’Este and Madame de Pompadour

Course aim

To introduce the learners to artworks created by female artists and commissioned by female artists in Europe focussing on content, style and the factors which hindered or facilitated their creation through the centuries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • examine some of the works discussed during the course in a critical manner.
  • list two factors which hindered female artists in achieving their potential in either the 16th or the 19th century.
  • list two features of female self-portraiture in the 18th or 19th century.
  • discuss the artistic taste of a female patron of your choice.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Women Artists and Patrons with Dalila Castelijn

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This course is only available as part of this programme.


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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