Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender

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What do paintings tell us about sex? How is art gendered? Here we get up close to some of the great paintings in the world’s most famous museums, giving you insight into how art speaks to us about sex, sexuality and gender.
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2 years, 4 months ago
A very extensive course showing the gradual variations in gender representations since conventions were flouted and refinements textured. These changes were portrayed brilliantly from the pastoral paintings to Indigent 21st century works. Though it extended up to 9 weeks, the course held the lure with the beautiful artworks it explored. Such broad range of information was delivered on the very specific topic of gender portrayals in paintings making this a elaborately structured course to indulge in.
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Best Coursera course I've taken so far. Great video quality. Wonderful instructors. Interesting topics. Like other MOOCs, it consists of video lectures, suggested readings, quizzes and student forums. The course discusses art, gender and social values. Several interesting paintings and artists are discussed. Lively discussions in the forums.
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