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Art History 101

Do you love art and desire to gain a deeper appreciation of it? Learning about art on audio and video can be a very rewarding experience. The Teaching Company features numerous video lecture courses which guide you through art history. There are also many podcasts that comment on great works of art at various museums so you can learn about what you're seeing.

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Art Across the Ages
 
Art Across the Ages
by Ori Z. Soltes

From the earliest cave painting of hunting scenes to the spectacular architecture of ancient Greece and Rome to the startling perspectives of Postmodern paintings, art has provided us with a unique window through which to view and appreciate the soul of Western civilization.
Art History Podcast
Art History Podcast

LearnOutLoud.com presents the Art History Podcast. Each episode provides thoughtful analysis of the enduring artistic masterpieces that have become hallmarks of western culture.
Art Masterpieces
Art Masterpieces

LearnOutLoud's Art Masterpieces is a collection of essays on some of the most important works of art ever created.
Art's Prospect
Art's Prospect
by Roger Kimball

In this series of essays written over the past twenty years, Roger Kimball, managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator, illuminates some of the chief spiritual itineraries of modern art.
From Monet to Van Gogh
 
From Monet to Van Gogh
by Richard Brettell

Impressionism changed the way that people see the world. These artists documented life in the latter half of the 19th century and provided models of behavior, decorum, and urban beauty that persist to this day.
The Glory That Was Greece: Greek Art and Archaeology
The Glory That Was Greece: Greek Art and Archaeology
by Jennifer Tobin

No ancient society has exerted greater influence on the development of Western culture than the ancient Greeks.
The Grand Tour - The National Gallery, London Podcast
 
The Grand Tour - The National Gallery, London Podcast

From 'Sunflowers' to the 'Hay Wain', catch the National Gallery's masterpieces on the streets of London.
The Grandeur That Was Rome: Roman Art and Archaeology
The Grandeur That Was Rome: Roman Art and Archaeology
by Jennifer Tobin

Common perceptions of Ancient Rome are plentiful, whether they take the form of crazy emperors hosting lavish feasts, scenes of chariot races and gladiatorial combat, or processions of conquering armies. But that is only half the story.
Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance
 
Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance
by William Kloss

In this course you experience supreme artworks created in Florence, Rome, Venice, and other Italian cities by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian...
A History of European Art
 
A History of European Art
by William Kloss

The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters.
Kandinsky: The Spiritual in Modern Art
 
Kandinsky: The Spiritual in Modern Art
by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian-born artist, was one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting.
Lectures on Landscape
Lectures on Landscape
by John Ruskin

A series of lectures on landscape painting delivered at Oxford in 1871, by artist, critic, and social commentator, John Ruskin.
Lives of The Artists: Volume 1
Lives of The Artists: Volume 1
by Giorgio Vasari

Vasari described the lives of great artists with striking immediacy conveyed through character sketches, anecdotes, and detailed recording of conversations. Volume one includes Brunelleschi, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, and fifteen more.
Michelangelo
 
Michelangelo
by George Bull

Michelangelo Buonarroti was a sculptor, architect, and painter of genius and a poet and writer of great accomplishment.
Modern Art History
 
Modern Art History
by Parme Giuntini

Dr. Parme Giuntini, Director of Art History at Otis College of Art and Design, presents this series on Modern Art.
Museum of Modern Art Podcast
Museum of Modern Art Podcast

Hear artists, curators, and others discuss works of modern and contemporary art at The Museum of Modern Art.
Rembrandt
Rembrandt
by Gary Schwartz

In this lecture series, art historian Gary Schwartz surveys the life, time and work of Rembrandt van Rijn.
SFMOMA Artcasts Podcast
SFMOMA Artcasts Podcast

Welcome to SFMOMA Artcasts, the Museum’s podcast series produced in collaboration with Antenna Audio and sponsored by AT&T.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Podcast
Smithsonian American Art Museum Podcast

Podcasts highlighting art and the American experience at SAAM, the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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