Video course “Expert”
Module 1. The Origin and Apotheosis of Art
After the course you:
+ know the history of art inside out
+ are experienced in defining styles and eras
+ talk about art better than a guide
The Origin and Apotheosis of Art
Part 1
Part 1
Nikita Dobryakov
Cultural researcher, philosopher (St. Petersburg State University), curator, member of the Russian Society for Aesthetics
Discussion. What is art?
Inception of Art ( 1 hour)
- Theories about the origin of art
- Cave drawings
- Venus Figurines of the European Paleolithic
Part 2
Part 2
Nelly Kundryukova
Art critic (St. Petersburg State University), art and architecture historian (postgraduate study at the Russian Institute of Art History)
Ancient Art (1 hour 15 minutes)
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome

Art of the Middle Ages (1 hour 15 minutes)
- Byzantium
- Europe
Part 3
Part 3
Maria Kharitonova
Art historian (St. Petersburg State University), Culture expert (postgraduate study at St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture), art mediator
Renaissance Art (5 hours)
- Italian Renaissance ( Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael)
- Northern Renaissance ( Van Eyck, Dürer, Bruegel)
What is the best way to study this course?
Our recommendation We recommend that you listen to all the lectures one by one so that a coherent picture of the development of art would be built in your head. But, of course, you can also start from the point that interests you most.
Is there any time limit for taking this course?
There is none. Study the course at your own pace – be it 4 days or 8 months.
Can I re-watch different parts of the “Expert” after completing the course?
Sure! You get perpetual access to the entire course – get back to it anytime.
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