Here's an introduction to the material we will be studying this semester....


Snake Goddess

Snake Goddess from Knossos, c. 1650 BC.










Bayeux Tapestry

The Battle of Hastings, Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, c. 1086.











Anguissola Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-portrait, 1561.
Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1630s.











Judith Beheading Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Decapitating Holofernes, c. 1618.











Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun, Portrait of Marie Antoinette with Her Children, 1787.











Zenobia in Chains

Harriet Hosmer, Zenobia in Chains, 1859.











Beatrice Cenci

Julia Margaret Cameron, Beatrice Cenci, c. 1860.











Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace, 1906.











Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936.











The Broken Column

Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944.











Georgia O- Keefe, Two Calla Lillies on Pink, 1928.











Mountains and Sea

Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952. 7' 2" X 9' 8".











Interior Scroll

Carolee Schneeman, Interior Scroll, 1975 - 1977.












Maya Lin.  Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 1980 - 1982.
Black granite.  492’ long, height of wall at center 10’ 1”.  Washington D.C. 











Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #6, 1979.











Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989.












Kara Walker, A Subtlety: or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014.












Nicole Cawlfield, Anti-Atkins Thin-Up Girl Lacy,  2005.













Liza Lou, Kitchen, 1991 - 1994.