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International Artists: Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Rosa Bonheur

Dates: Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021
Times: 18.00–20.00
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Jo Rhymer
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: Timed for March’s annual celebration of the achievements of women, explore the work of French artists Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) and Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), both of whom were successful, professional artists in a male-dominated art world.

Although their lifespans briefly overlapped, their lived experiences, choice of subject matter and style of painting are markedly different. Focusing on a small selection of works in order to look closely, we will consider the different ways in which each artist negotiated the art world to become successful in their respective fields, despite the limitations placed on women during their lifetimes.

As well as introducing some of the artists’ key works in the Wallace Collection, each session will also provide insights into the experiences of women artists in 18th- and 19th-century France. The course is also designed to help you develop visual analysis skills from looking at paintings slowly, and in detail.

Please read the full course description here


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

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Dates: Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021
Times: 18.00–20.00
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Jo Rhymer
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: Timed for March’s annual celebration of the achievements of women, explore the work of French artists Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) and Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), both of whom were successful, professional artists in a male-dominated art world.

Although their lifespans briefly overlapped, their lived experiences, choice of subject matter and style of painting are markedly different. Focusing on a small selection of works in order to look closely, we will consider the different ways in which each artist negotiated the art world to become successful in their respective fields, despite the limitations placed on women during their lifetimes.

As well as introducing some of the artists’ key works in the Wallace Collection, each session will also provide insights into the experiences of women artists in 18th- and 19th-century France. The course is also designed to help you develop visual analysis skills from looking at paintings slowly, and in detail.

Please read the full course description here


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.