163 Module 4 Women in Art Forum Women in Art

Discussion_Women in Art

In your written assignment you are writing about a great artist , Artemesia Gentileschi.

The topic of our discussion for this module is: Women in art.

Starting with Gentileschi , research her as an artist. Find out something about her that you can share with the class.
Next step. Find one other great women artist from the Renaissance to the present. Share their work with the rest of the class. I am looking for fine art here; i.e. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, pottery, weaving, photography, etc.

Take us to a web site if you find a good one.

Why are there so few women artists before the latter half of the 20th century? How has the women’s movement opened up opportunities for women in the arts?

Artimisia Gentileschi

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

Artemisia Gentileschi_Self Portrait

Do women have different subject matter than men? Do women treat major themes differently than men?

Link to Women Artists:



What do you think of the Dinner Party by Judy Chicago?

Do some research on the Dinner Party, find websites that highlight this work.

Use this link :


Research the “art work” In Mourning and in Rage by Suzanne Lacy

What do you think of this work?

Can this really be considered art?Find Websites that deal with this controversial work, and other feminist art.

In the text there is a painting by the Mexican Artist,  Frida Kahlo, Las Dos Fridas.

There is material online dealing with Kahlo’s work, and there is a major film currently in the theaters about her life.

Links to Frida Kahlo



Do some research on Kahlo’s life, and her work. Find websites that deal with her story, and share them in the discussion. Compare Kahlo to Artemisia, similarities, etc.

These are all starting points for our discussion. Good luck.



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