Since the invention of the camera, female nudes were a prominent subject for photographers and helped establish photography as a fine art medium. Jennifer Shaw will talk about the use of female nudes in paintings from the Renaissance to the modern era and will tie their use to the field of art photography.
Jennifer Shaw is an associate professor of art history at Sonoma State University and an expert in 19th and 20th Century Art. Her publications focus on issues of gender, sexuality and national identity in French painting, literature and photography of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries. She teaches a wide range of courses which span from the Renaissance into the modern era.
Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. The Talk begins at 7:00 p.m.