3 Famous Paintings of Women at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France
This 1-time course is a mini-overview of 3 famous paintings of women that can be found at the Louvre Museum in Paris, taught form a feminist perspective.
Liz Boltz Ranfeld
193 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
year old learners
learners per class
50 minute class
The Louvre Museum in Paris is home to 35,000 works of art, including 5,500 paintings--and numerous other works of visual art. It is the largest art museum in the world. The vast majority of paintings in the Louvre were painted by men, including many portraits of women. This class looks at 3 famous paintings that have women as their central subjects. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci Portrait of Madeleine by Marie-Guillemine Benoist* Liberty Leads the People by Eugène Delacroix* This...
Students will learn to recognize and be able to discuss 3 famous paintings of women at the Louvre.
As a former English professor, I have been teaching courses related to feminism for well over a decade. I've taught feminism courses on Outschool since February 2020, including courses on feminist history and feminist pop culture. My essays on feminism have been published by Everyday Feminism, Jezebel.com, Role Reboot, Salon, the Shriver Report, Persephone Magazine, and many other print and online publications. I teach from an intersectional, trans and non-binary-affirming perspective, with deference to BIPOC scholars on all topics related to race, ethnicity, and language. I also defer to Autistic and neurodivergent scholars on issues related to neurodivergence.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
*Please note that Portrait of Madeleine and Liberty Leads the People include the subjects' uncovered breasts; we will discuss the role of nudity in the portraiture and depiction of women. These are paintings that you would see on public display if you took a child to the Louvre; please be aware of this important piece of information before registering for this class. Students will be expected to view and discuss the paintings with appropriate discussion and questions. I will use this text to answer questions regarding the presence of nudity in art: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780500650806 We may view other paintings during the class for comparison; nothing will be shared in class that is not on public display at the Louvre or a comparable museum, such as the Musee d'Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the National Portrait Gallery.
Paintings will be presented in the form of a Google slideshow that I show via screen share. We will also visit the Louvre website and Google Arts & Culture. Students will not be expected to do any internet browsing on their own; I will be sharing my screen. ***Students will not use any external websites or resources for this class.***
Liz Boltz Ranfeld
Professional writer, independent educator, and intersectional feminist. she/her
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
193 total reviews
216 completed classes
Hi! I was an English professor for 11 years before becoming a full-time professional writer and independent educator. I started teaching on Outschool in February 2020 so that I could teach young writers and feminists in addition to my university...