How to Read a Painting?
We will teach you how to look at paintings through the eyes of an art historian and analyze composition style, color range, genres, and subject matter.

20 outstanding masterpieces to start with
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Pricing
$49 USD
Duration 16 hours
How to Read a Painting?
We will teach you how to look at paintings through the eyes of an art historian and analyze composition style, color range, genres, and subject matter.
20 outstanding masterpieces to start with
Unlimited access
Online anytime
Pricing
$49 USD
Duration 16 hours
What is this course about?
Painting has its own language which has developed over the centuries. Art historians have a perfect command of this language. But how can you begin looking at artworks and decode their language? This is exactly what our course is about.

You will learn how to examine paintings with the help of 20 key works from different periods. This will enable you to comprehend the development of painting and acquire the requisite analytical skills.
Course format
Full HD video format
High-quality
sound
16 hours of the salient information
Real emotions and charismatic lecturers
Detailed description and helpful visuals
Tests for self-assessment after each lecture
Who is the course for?
Art fans
The information we have organized and gathered will allow you to recognize styles and periods, reveal the artists’ messages and understand concepts.
Creative people
The study of art broadens your horizons. You will be able to find new sources of inspiration, make unique color combinations, shapes, and silhouettes.
Art connoisseurs
We will help you structure and fill in gaps in knowledge, build a full picture of the evolution of painting.
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The ultimate goals:
1.
distinguish between the main styles and movements (Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, etc.)
2.
understand painting styles of European art linchpins
3.
analyze subject matter, composition, color, and other important elements of a painting
4.
unravel the hidden meanings of classical painting
look at the paintings through the eyes of an art historian
5.
1. The Birth of Classic Painting
Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrait (1434)
2. From Harmony to Contrast
3. Painters and the Royals
4. Emergence of Modern Art

5. Paintings of the 20th Century
Course program
20 masterpieces to explain the laws of painting
Botticelli. The Birth of Venus (1482-1486)
Hieronymus Bosch. The Garden of Earthly Delights (1500-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci. Mona Lisa (1503-1519)
Raphael. The Sistine Madonna (1513)
Titian. The Venus of Urbino (1538)
Caravaggio. Judith Beheading Holofernes (1599)
Bruegel. The Tower of Babel (1563)

Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas (1656)
Johannes Vermeer. Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665)
Rembrandt. Return of the Prodigal Son (1669)
Eugène Delacroix. Liberty Leading the People (1830)
Edouard Manet. Olympia (1863)

Claude Monet. Impression, Sunrise (1872)

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night (1889)

Edvard Munch. The Scream (1893)
Gustav Klimt. The Kiss (1908)

Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory (1931)

Pablo Picasso. Guernica (1937)

René Magritte. The Son of Man (1964)
Bonus lecture
René Magritte. The modest charm of intelligence​

Vincent van Gogh: Life and Art of the Mad Genius

Hieronymus Bosch. Hidden Meanings
Course program
20 masterpieces to explain the laws of painting
1. The Birth of Classic Painting
Jan van Eyck.The Arnolfini Portrait (1434)
Botticelli. The Birth of Venus (1482-1486)
Hieronymus Bosch. The Garden of Earthly Delights (1500-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci. Mona Lisa (1503-1519)
Full program
2. From Harmony to Contrast
3. Painters and the Royals
4. Emergence of Modern Art
5. Paintings of the 20th Century
Raphael. The Sistine Madonna (1513)
Titian. The Venus of Urbino (1538)
Caravaggio. Judith Beheading Holofernes (1599)
Bruegel. The Tower of Babel (1563)
Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas (1656)
Johannes Vermeer. Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665)
Rembrandt. Return of the Prodigal Son (1669)
Eugène Delacroix. Liberty Leading the People (1830)
Edouard Manet. Olympia (1863)

Claude Monet. Impression, Sunrise (1872)

Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night (1889)

Edvard Munch. The Scream (1893)
Gustav Klimt. The Kiss (1908)

Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory (1931)

Pablo Picasso. Guernica (1937)

René Magritte. The Son of Man (1964)
Bonus lecture
René Magritte. The modest charm of intelligence

Vincent van Gogh: Life and Art of the Mad Genius

Hieronymus Bosch. Hidden Meanings​
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Video course without a discount costs $49 USD
Who created this course
Our actor
Sam Jackson
Why are lectures delivered by actors?

More often than not, specialists who are over the moon when writing their papers and doing their research do not feel enthusiastic about delivering their ideas and texts in front of a camera. This understanding influenced our decision to invite actors who feel comfortable and confident when being filmed. The expertise of our authors ensures high-quality content, whereas the professionalism of our actors buoys up its appeal to the audience.
Author
Nick Dobryakov
This specialist has created the text and notes of the lectures by using recent scientific literature.
Cultural researcher, philosopher, curator, member of the International Association for Aesthetics
Editor
Nelli Kundryukova
Art historian, PhD student in art history
The editor has made the text of the lecture more coherent, structured, and easy to follow.
English editor
This person proofreads the translation and makes sure the definitions used in the lecture are accurate.
Alex Vanbroke
Translators
We are sure that education should have no frontiers. This accounts for our decision to translate our lectures into different languages. Thus, you can learn what you are interested in no matter where you are.
Anna Durden
Anastasia Grace
Sound director
Alex Dekar
John Cosgrove
Video editor
The sound director is responsible for the excellent quality of sound and video.
Thanks to the video editor, you can listen to the lecturer and follow the presentation
which boosts your understanding of the information delivered by the speaker.
Pricing
$39,2 USD
$49 USD
You will be granted unlimited access to the course in your account
Sign up and get a 20% discount
Video course without a discount costs $49 USD
After completing the course, you will get a certificate.
It confirms that you have completed the entire course program.
About the project
Art for Introvert is one of the biggest educational projects in Europe. Our ultimate goal is to make art, psychology, and science accessible to a wider public.
3
years
We have been working for you since 2018
We carefully select our authors and design our material so that you could easily understand the most complicated topics and neverget bored.
1500
lectures
are created by our authors every year
9
years
The average teaching experience of our authors
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We give lectures on painting, psychology, literature, fashion, philosophy, architecture, history, cinema, music and natural sciences.
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More than
people
5000
Attend our offline events monthly.
Watch our lectures online each month all over the world.
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More than
people
Reviews

I’m really impressed with the amount and quality of info I received with your lectures! I took the course on the history of cinema and enjoyed the whole thing, loved the way you made it. It’s nice to see people who are eager to bring knowledge to others. Art for Introvert, glad to have discovered your project!
Lilly Oulson
Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on cognitive psychology. I was looking for the comprehensive content that would give me a clear understanding of the subject, and perhaps better my perception of myself and improve my relationships with other people. No regrets about the money paid for the course, Art for Introvert does a great job when it comes to psychology, examples from real life, and clear explanations of what stands behind our actions, thoughts, desires and traumas. Thank you!!
Philip Mallbrow
I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
Susan Ross
I’m really impressed with the amount and quality of info I received with your lectures! I took the course on the history of cinema and enjoyed the whole thing, loved the way you made it. It’s nice to see people who are eager to bring knowledge to others. Art for Introvert, glad to have discovered your project!
Lilly Oulson
Learn more
Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on cognitive psychology. I was looking for the comprehensive content that would give me a clear understanding of the subject, and perhaps better my perception of myself and improve my relationships with other people. No regrets about the money paid for the course, Art for Introvert does a great job when it comes to psychology, examples from real life, and clear explanations of what stands behind our actions, thoughts, desires and traumas. Thank you!!
Philip Mallbrow
I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
Susan Ross
FAQ
What is the best way to take this course?
We recommend that you listen to all the lectures one by one to get a full picture. But, of course, you can also start from the part that interests you most.
Is there any time limit for taking this course?
There is none. Watch the course at your own pace.
Can I re-watch lectures after completing the course?
Sure! You have perpetual access to the entire course – and can return to it anytime.
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Video course without a discount costs $49 USD
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