Conditions for making art in the Netherlands, where artists painted for the market, differed from those in Italy. Judith Leyster, Rachel Ruysch and other women were respected professional artists. But expectations for women meant that they were more likely to paint flowers than other subjects. Defying expectations in the 18th century, Angelica Kauffman and Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun specialized in history paintings and portraits of royalty. This three-session class will look at how the work of women artists connected with the ideology of femininity. Register for this class if you will only be viewing via Zoom. You must have a computer/tablet/phone with audio and video capability.