For this journal assignment, analyze how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600s and 1700s (sometimes called the Baroque era). In your discussion of power and privilege, address at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity. As you reflect on this topic, consider some of the following relevant questions:
Did the creative woman benefit from family support or professional networks or was she excluded from them?
Were training, education, and networking available to her?
If she did challenge existing power structures (for example, religion, social custom, laws, etc.), how successful was she in doing so?
Use supporting examples from at least two creative women from different genres (for example, music and sculpture) of this era from our required or recommended resources. Be sure to provide examples from their work (poems, paintings, sculpture, music, excerpts from larger writings, etc.) to support your discussion.
Buja, M. (2015, April 20). Women in Baroque music (Links to an external site.) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.interlude.hk/front/women-baroque-music-blog/
Gotoh, N. (2017, March 8). Top six women Baroque composers (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://bachtrack.com/baroque-month-top-six-women-composers-march-2017
Longdon, V. (2019, January 4). This is the amazing story of Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/barbara-strozzi/
Nishinaga, M. (2015, March ) A pioneering French composer (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://journal.juilliard.edu/journal/1503/elisabeth-jacquet-de-la-guerre
Vickery, A. (Writer), & Hodgson, J. (Director & Producer). (2014). The story of women and art: Episode 2 (Links to an external site.) [Episode in series]. In R. Wilson & L. Hartford (Executive producers), The story of women and art. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=86589&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410