The Feminine Touch - The Image of Women in Art

OSH 948 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: The female body has been praised by artists, and women have been sometimes portrayed as goddesses, representing love and wisdom.  Others have chosen to paint or sculpt females as allegories, and in some periods, artists have depicted women as temptresses, seducing men and enticing them.  The interpretation and depiction of women has been part of art.  The tradition has changed through the years; the female image has been sanctified, worshiped, admired and despised. Artists have created their own image: women as prostitutes, wives, or divine beings.  Femininity has been a source of inspiration depicted with different techniques and styles through the ages.

Week 1: The Greek Image of Women: Aphrodite and Venus

Week 2: The Bible Story: Eve

Week 3: The Married Life

Week 4: About Sex: Prostitutes portrayed in Art

Week 5: Women in History

Week 6: The Temptress: Women in the 19th Century


Instructor: Dr. Batia Cohen

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020