Art History:
From Cave Paintings to Banksy
English course with subs
Unlimited access
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+ Art intricacies explained simple: no haughty condescending tone
+ Lots of facts and helpful info to make you an art expert
+ Practice to help you analyze and differentiate art schools
The course will help you:
just by looking at a painting, tell who created it and when
grow confident in discussing art of any level
shape your independent opinion about art
draw inspiration and ideas from the art around us
catch art references in books, movies, and memes
easily use complex art terms and concepts in conversations
Course program
4 modules
20 lectures
Venus von Willendorf, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Venus von Willendorf, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665), considered a Vermeer masterpiece, Mauritshuis in Den Haag
Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665), considered a Vermeer masterpiece, Mauritshuis in Den Haag
Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, oil on board, 1887
Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, oil on board, 1887
Pablo Picasso, 1913, Bouteille, clarinette, violon, journal, verre
Pablo Picasso, 1913, Bouteille, clarinette, violon, journal, verre
Module 1. The Origins and Apotheosis of Art
Origins of Art
- Theories about the origins of art
- Cave drawings
- Venus Figurines of the European Paleolithic

Ancient Art
- Ancient Egypt: the art of eternity
- Ancient Greece: the cradle of European art
- Ancient Rome: the art of the Empire

Art of the Middle Ages
- Western Europe: barbarians, books and gothic style
- Byzantium: mosaics, icons and a new type of churches

Renaissance Art
- Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo
- Northern Renaissance: Van Eyck, Dürer and Bruegel
- Renaissance in Russia: Andrei Rublev
Module 2. Art of the 17–19th Centuries
- Introduction into the art of baroque
- Architecture: luxury, theatricality and illusion
- Sculpture: when marble becomes living flesh
- Painting: Rubens, Caravaggio and Velazquez

Dutch Golden Age
- Development of genre painting in Dutch art
- Jan Vermeer: "Sphinx of Delft"
- Rembrandt: the master of light and mystery

Rococo, Classicism, Romanticism
- Rococo: Chardin, Watteau and Fragonard
- Classicism: Poussin, Lorrain, David
- Romanticism: Géricault, Delacroix, Turner, Friedrich
Module 3. At the Turn of the Centuries
Art Nouveau
- Gustav Klimt: gold and new sensuality
- Alphonse Mucha: poster art
- Vrubel and “Mir Iskusstva” (The World of Art)

Russian Avant-Garde
- Kazimir Malevich and suprematism
- Mikhail Larionov and the origin of avant-garde
- Wassily Kandinsky and the birth of abstraction

- Revolt against the Academy and birth of new art
- Edouard Manet and Claude Monet: between friendship and art
- Auguste Renoir: the art of happiness
- Edgar Degas: the art of a frozen moment

- Van Gogh: azure, sunflowers and madness
- Paul Gauguin: the art away from civilization
- Paul Cézanne: anticipation of cubism
Module 4. Art of the 20th Century
- Edvard Munch, Egon Schiele, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann

Cubism and the School of Paris
- Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque
- Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall

- Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Man Ray

Abstract Impressionism and Pop Art
- Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko
- Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein

Conceptual Art, Minimalism, and Performance
- Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner
- Yves Klein, Marina Abramović

Street Art
- Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy
Knowledge about art: three times the pleasure
Study the history of theater to make sense of classic and modern plays. Delve into cinematic history to find multiple art references. Learn about the art of the past to see how today’s series, films, and theater plays interpret it.

Art History:

From Cave Paintings to Banksy

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