04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R
Research Hall 201
Section Information for Spring 2020
This seminar investigates how the visual arts shaped gender identities and notions of sexuality in early modern Europe. We will consider topics such as: the opportunities and constraints faced by women artists; the female and male bodies as the objects of visual consumption; ideals of masculinity and femininity in portraiture; the archetypes of male and female virtues and vices; and the intersections between issues of gender, race, and social class. Through readings, discussions, and writing assignments, students will examine how gender roles were constructed and naturalized—and sometimes challenged—in Renaissance and Baroque art. This course will be offered as ARTH 440 and 599. Taking the course at the graduate level will require extra work but all students will be expected to fully participate in discussions.
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Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.