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Great Artists and Their Works - introduction

Learn more about the world's famous artists and the art they created with this free online course.

Publisher: Khan Academy
This free online course provides an elaborate review of world famous artists and their famous art pieces. You will learn about some of the best sculptures and paintings in the world and will gain an understanding of the various art periods. By the end of this online course you will be able to understand and explain various world famous art pieces and their symbolism.
Great Artists and Their Works - introduction
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This free online course begins with a review of art works by Michelangelo and Raphael. You will go through the videos that provide a brief explanation of the following works by Michelangelo, The Pieta, The Sistine Chapel, Moses, Rebellious slave and Dying Slave and Laurentian Library. You will also find reviews of the works by Raphael as well as videos that explain more about 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.

Furthermore, in this free online introduction to world art, you will study the art works of Caravaggio and Jacques-Louis David. You will be learning about the following art works by Caravaggio: Narcissus At The Source, Crucifixion of St. Peter, The Supper At Emmaus, and Calling Of St. Matthew. Then you will learn about the art pieces of 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 free online course reviews several great artists, their amazing art works and will help you understand and appreciate various ancient paintings, sculptures and other original artefacts. By studying this online course you will learn to appreciate history, spirituality and culture. This online course is for anyone who wishes to be an artist or anyone who wishes to learn more about art history and develop their skills of observation, interpretation, criticism and critical thinking. Enroll in this online course today and start learning about the world history of art.

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