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08 March 2018Looking at Me, Looking at You: The Representation of Women In Western Art
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Looking at Me, Looking at You: The Representation of Women In Western Art Linda Smith Thursday 08 March 2018

Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace,  Silver Birch Suite: 10 am to 3.30 pm

 Cost: £28

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 Linda’s talk will explore how women have been represented in Western Art since ancient times to the 20th Century and how attitudes to women’s status as subjects, patrons and makers of art has changed. For centuries, women artists have created professional, provocative and appealing art work. Many have achieved local or even international fame during their lifetime, although they faced challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition.

 The day will be split into three sessions:

 1: Looking Back: From Antiquity to Renaissance

 2: Looking The Part : Some Women in British Art c.1550-c.1900

 3: Who Are You Looking At ?:Twentieth Century Art & Feminism

 Linda Smith holds two first-class degrees in Art History. She is an experienced guide and lecturer at the Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. She also lectures to secondary school audiences and independent arts societies.