Art History: The 'New Woman' and Art - Women Artists from 1870 - 1930

Ref: C2419798

This lecture explores the art of several women artists who played a significant role in the early developments of modern art, such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Sonia Delaunay, and Natalya Goncharova. Their lives and careers will be set in perspective with the concept of "the New Woman". Coined at the very end of the nineteenth century, it referred to the growing number of independent career women. In the art world, more and more women became professional artists and a number of them were at the forefront of artistic innovation.

Course aim

From Berthe Morisot to Sonia Delaunay, this lecture explores the lives and careers of women who played a significant role in the development of modern art.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Name several significant women artists active between 1870 and 1930
  • Discuss the role some women artists played in the history of modern art
  • Identify and discuss some of the obstacles women had to face to become successful artists

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full Course information sheet

Art History: The 'New Woman' and Art - Women Artists from 1870 - 1930

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing