For teaching purposes, we will structure the artists in pairs by way of themes. Since there will be four major themes, the pairs will fall into the following categories: Still Life, Landscape Figure (Including political, social and religious subjects), and Genre scenes. It is our aim to study one part at a time and compare the two for similarities, differences and how they interpret the theme.
Let me introduce the artists included in the unit. Here they are grouped together in pairs according to theme. They have identifying numbers relating to their slide and their biographies in the back of the unit.
*Biographies of the artists will be placed at the end of this unit and can be utilized as an appendix from which teachers using the unit can get information.
Theme I—Still Life
slide 1. Clara Peeters (1591-1657)
Still life with Flowers, Goblets and Shells
slide 2. Audrey Flack (1931- )
Theme II—Figure (Political, Religious and Social Subjects)
slide 3. Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625)
slide 4. Rosalba Carriera (1675-1752)
Portrait of Louis XV
slide 5. Marisol (1930- )
slide 6. Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908)
Zenobia in Chains
slide 11. Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1652)
Judith decapitating Holofernes
slide 12. Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807)
The Artist Hesitating Between the Arts of Music and Painting
slide 13. Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
Vienna Is Dying, Save Its Children!
slide 14. Mary Cassatt 1844-1926)
slide 7. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)
Red Hills and Bones
slide 8. Rochelle Toner (1940- )
Theme IV Genre
Slide 9. Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902)
The war Spirit at Home
slide 10. Judith Leyster (1609-1660)