WOMEN IN ART: Artists, Gentileschi to Emin
Until the 1970's an Art History student could well believe there were no women artists in the entire history of Western Art. None appeared in key texts neither H.W. Janson's The History of Art nor Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art.
Is this because there were none?
Feminist Art Historians attempted to rewrite the 'canon'. It was not an easy task! Where was the evidence? Where were the art works? Did they even utilize techniques, or depict subjects, acceptable as Fine Art?
Research over the past few decades has changed the subject of Art History and the Art we see in galleries and museums.
This lecture will discover Old Mistresses and contemporary women artists: from Artemisia Gentileschi to Tracey Emin.