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Subtitles: English, Greek, Spanish, French

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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Spanish, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Tiepolo’s Cleopatra

4 videos (Total 32 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
1:1 Tiepolo’s Cleopatra: Agency in Paint6m
1:2 Cleopatra: Female Pharaoh and Ruler of a Cosmopolitan World16m
1:3 Ways of Seeing: The Power of the Gaze6m
5 readings
Course Overview10m
Start of Course Survey10m
Your Teaching Team10m
Week 1 Outline10m
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
1. Painting, Agency and the Gaze - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade24m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The Culture of Sensibility and the ‘Man of Feeling’

3 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
2:2 Painting Sensibility: Gainsborough's Officer of the Fourth Regiment of Foot9m
2:3 Gainsborough's Man of Feeling: animals, soldiers and chivalry10m
1 reading
Week 2 Outline10m
1 practice exercise
2. The Culture of Sensibility and the ‘Man of Feeling’ - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade28m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Gainsborough at the Huntington

4 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
3:2 The Ligoniers: The Tensions of Gender in Paint12m
3:3 The Blue Boy: Effeminacy and the Culture of Sensibility8m
3:4 Gainsborough’s Cottage Door: Charity and Sensibility11m
1 reading
Week 3 Outline10m
1 practice exercise
3. Gainsborough at the Huntington - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade26m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Sexual Codes in Eighteenth Century French Courtly Painting

3 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
4:2 Madame de Pompadour: Controlling the Gaze6m
4:3 Fragonard: Sex and the Circulation of Popular Culture7m
1 reading
Week 4 Outline10m
1 practice exercise
4. Sexual Codes in Eighteenth Century French Courtly Painting - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade28m
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Top reviews from Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender

By ESep 12th 2019

I'm really enthused with the lesson cause I feel I had a general view before about this subject and now I m approaching the core. It;s been an issue that I was thinking a lot the last 2 years.

By NMAug 24th 2017

Very interesting course. Gives you insights on how gender played an important role in the arts. Also how to differentiate and read work on sexuality and gender.

Instructor

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Jeanette Hoorn

Professor
Culture and Communication

About The University of Melbourne

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