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The Femme Fatales of Art History - An Examination of the Most Famous Paintings of Women


Given our current reality of staying at home and social distancing, in this lecture, we will virtually visit museums throughout the world that are home to famous portraits of women.  A thorough analysis of each work including dimensions, material, year(s) created and an introduction to the artists will be explained. We will discuss the significance of the work at the time it was created and how the artwork continues to inspire and be part of popular culture. Some examples of these museum treasures include Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Mona Lisa by  Leonardo Da Vinci at the Louvre in Paris and Girl with a Pearl Earring by  Johannes Vermeer at  Mauritshuis in the Netherlands. Get ready for an unforgettable journey.


A virtual tour around the globe visiting museums that own the most famous portraits of women. we will also discuss how these masterpieces continue to inspire popular culture

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