ONLINE ART HISTORY COURSE
“Married, Mistress or Mortuary: Women’s Portraits in the Renaissance”
During the Renaissance, upper-class women were commemorated in art three times in their life: when they were about to be married or just after, if they were a particularly valued mistress, or after they died. Depending on their status, their portraits were sent to future husbands, hidden behind curtains, and displayed in private family chapels. Once passed down as heirlooms, many of these portraits are now displayed anonymously in museums across the world.
This course will examine how we can identify stages of women’s lives through portraiture, how we might identify them, and what such portraits can tell us about life for women in Renaissance Italy.
Virtual Classroom: Full access to an online educational platform with videos of recordings, syllabus and readings.
Location: LIVE INTERACTIVE ON-LINE ART HISTORY LECTURES
Information will be provided upon registration.
Complete syllabus will be provided upon registration.
- ALL LECTURES WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE IN OUR VIDEO LIBRARY FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER THE COURSE HAS ENDED.