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 whenever you want it
Price
$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 whenever you want it
Price
$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.
What is the format of the course?
Full HD video format
High-quality
sound
16 hours of the most useful information
Real emotions and charismatic lecturers
Presentation with detailed description and illustrations
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.
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
Program of the course
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
Program of the course
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​
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.
Course price
$49 USD
FOR A COURSE
You will be granted unlimited access to the course in your account
After completing the course, you will get a certificate
It confirms that you have fully completed the curriculum
About the project
“Art for Introvert” is one of the biggest educational projects in Europe. Our main goal is to make art, psychology, and science understandable and accessible to everyone.
3
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We have been working for you since 2018
We carefully choose our lecturers and design our material the way you can easily understand even the most complicated topics without getting bored.
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9
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This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
Susan Ross
This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
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In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
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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