Fine Arts | Women Artists: from Hildegard of Bingen to Kiki Smith (Topics in Art History) (UG only)
A490 | 28475 | Facos


Women have often been overlooked in the story of Western Art.  Many
of their works are lost or unknown, making it difficult to study
their work.  In recent years, scholars have worked to restore this
lost chapter of our cultural heritage.  We will look at some of the
best known women artists, try to understand how their achievements
fit in to the time and place that they worked, and examine some of
the ethical, social, and political issues that arise as a result of
this strange situation where a significant history has been
suppressed.  We will begin in the Middle Ages, but emphasis is on
the 20th century. Undergraduates: grading will be based on 3 non-
cumulative quizzes and a take-home final. Graduates: additional 1
hour meeting on alternate weeks, a 20-page research paper, and a 10
minute classroom presentation.