When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Gabriella Di Folco
  • Course Code W24HMSJ08C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course, Il Lavoro Femminile nella Pittura Italiana dell’Ottocento (Female Labor in 19th Century Italian Painting), explores the representation of female labour in 19th-century Italian painting, focusing on the social, cultural, and historical contexts that shaped these portrayals. Through an analysis of artworks from the 1800s, you will examine the roles, struggles, and contributions of women in various labour sectors during this period. The course will also consider how gender norms, industrialization, and changes in society influenced the depiction of female labour in art.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the socio-economic conditions of women in the 19th century
  • Analyse how female labour was depicted in 19th-century Italian paintings
  • Examine the cultural and historical significance of these artworks
  • Critically evaluate the portrayal of women's labour in Italian paintings

Class format and activities

These are remote lessons via video conference (with Microsoft Teams). You will get clear guidance and ongoing, regular, and informal feedback from your tutor, in a friendly and supportive environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course, you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary; an upper intermediate knowledge of the Italian language is required to be able to follow the course in Italian only.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will do independent reading, research and language activities before every lesson. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required.

What you need

You will need a device to access online video sessions and materials (handouts and links to various websites) supplied by your tutor in Microsoft Teams.

What you can do next

You will be able to progress to the next course.