How to Read a Painting?
You will learn to see the hidden meaning of paintings and and analyze them like a pro. Impress friends with your art skills!
20 Outstanding Masterpieces to Start with
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$49.99 USD
Duration 10 hours
What is this course about?
Why some art works are recognized as masterpieces and some aren’t? How do we know what the artist meant? This course will help you find out the answers.

With 20 key paintings as examples, you will learn to analyze art and identify artists and their signature styles, the message included in paintings, and what sets some of them apart from the rest.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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We give lectures on painting, psychology, literature, fashion, philosophy, architecture, history, cinema, music and natural sciences.
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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
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