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Eva Gonzalès and the world and studio of the female artist

Celebrate female artists this International Women's Day
Date
Friday, 8 March 2024
Time
3.30 - 5.30 pm GMT
Available online only

About

Join us for International Women’s Day where we celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Eva Gonzalès alongside female artists in the studio, both historically, and today.

Inspired by Manet’s often misrepresented painting of Eva Gonzalès, the first part of the session begins by interrogating portrayals of female artists in the studio. We will then unpack the reality of the creative and physical world of female artists at work. By examining and comparing portraits and self-portraits of various female artists across the centuries, we highlight the misconstructions, the complexities, and messy business of being a female artist at different points in history. 

Following the break, we will focus on Gonzalès herself, this time as maker, not as Manet’s muse. Gonzalès was a successful artist in the 19th century, renowned for her technical skill. Her paintings interpreted ‘modern life’ from a distinctive female, and often subversive, perspective. 

Gonzalès and other female artists of the time uniquely captured in paint from the studio, the public and private space that they inhabited as women, immortalising their experience for generations to come. 

Image: Detail from Edouard Manet, 'Eva Gonzalès', 1870

Your tutor

Fiona Alderton
Fiona Alderton is a Gallery Educator and storyteller. With a background in performing, she writes and gives sessions for adults and children, including commissions for various organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the Royal Opera House in London.

Watch again

Can't make the live session but don't want to miss out? No problem, you can watch again.

The course will be recorded and made available to you for one week.

A video of the session will be uploaded and available for you to watch via your National Gallery account on the Monday afternoon following the course.

Courses

Eva Gonzalès and the world and studio of the female artist

Celebrate female artists this International Women's Day
Date
Friday, 8 March 2024
Time
3.30 - 5.30 pm GMT
Available online only

Online ticket

Standard: £12.50
Concessions: £11.75

Please book a ticket to access this online course hosted on Zoom.  

You will receive an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account.  

Please note, only one ticket can be booked per account. Bookings close ten minutes before the event.  

Concessions are for full-time students, jobseekers, and disabled adults.