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Great Artists and Their Works - introduction

Learn about world famous artists and develop your understanding of the art they created with this free online course.

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This free online course on Great Artists and Their Works, provides an elaborate review of world most famous artists and their artworks. The course explores some of the best paintings and sculptures by artists. You will also get to understand the various art periods. By the end of the lesson you will be able to understand and explain various ancient artworks and their symbolism, so start expanding your knowledge of art and study this course today.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Certification

  • Mobile Friendly

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy
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This course begins with a review of art works by Michelangelo and Raphael. You will go through explainer videos that provide a brief of the following works by Michelanagelo, The Pieta, The Sistine Chapel, Moses, Rebellious slave and Dying Slave and Laurentian Library. You will also find reviews of the following works by Raphael. It also consists of videos that explain more about the following Leornado’s works: Virgin of the Rocks, Last Supper, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist and Adoration of the Magi.

Next, you will cover the art works of Caravaggio and Jacques-Louis David.It begins by exploring the following art works by Caravaggio: Narcissus At The Source, Crucifixion of St. Peter, The Supper At Emmaus, Calling Of St.Matthew. It also goes ahead and explains more about the following works by Jacques-Louis David: Oath Of The Horatii, Death Of Socrates, Brutus The Bodies Of His Sons, The Intervention Of The Sabine and The Emperor In His Study.You will also have a review of the following works by Edouard Manet: Olympia, Luncheon Of The Grass, The Balcony, Emile Zola, The Railway, Corner Of A Cafe-Concert,and A Bar At The Folies-Bergere.

This course reviews several great artists and their amazing works. It will help you understand and appreciate various ancient paintings, sculptures and other original artefacts. By going through this course you will learn to appreciate history, spirituality and culture. This course is best fit for anyone who wishes to be an artist or anyone who wishes to learn more and develop their skills of observation, interpretation, criticism and critical thinking.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Raphael as one of the greatest Italian Renaissance painters.
  • Describe Michelangelo as an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance.
  • Identify works of art by Michelangelo.
  • Describe Leonardo da Vinci as one of the greatest Italian artists of the time.
  • Identify works of art by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Describe Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio as an Italian painter.
  • Explain Caravaggio's influence on the new Baroque style.
  • Describe Jacques-Louis David as a French painter in the Neoclassical style.
  • Identify Edouard Manet's paint works.
  • Describe Pablo Picasso as was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer.
  • Outline Pablo Picasso's works.
  • Identify Pablo Picasso's paint works.


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