Women in Art: Early Modern Women Artists, Patrons, and Networks
Course focuses on women artists in early modern Italy and Europe. Issues of education and training, practice, patronage, professional networks, and markets will be at the center of attention along with issues of historiography and feminist theory. Objectives are to ensure solid knowledge of the artistic practice of women in early modern Europe within the relevant social, legal, and financial contexts; mastery of the relevant theoretical frameworks, current debates, and scholarship; and development of students' independent analytical and research skills. No textbook is adopted. Students will read and discuss a set of critical books provided by the instructor.