The Great Courses: How To Look At and Understand Great Art
Thursdays & Fridays | November 12-December 18 | 10:00am
Houghton Room | Pre-Registration Required | Class limited to 12 participants
Great art is among the most sublime, meaningful, and redeeming creations of all civilization. Few endeavors can equal the power of great artwork to capture aesthetic beauty, to move and inspire, to change your perceptions, and to communicate the nature of human experience. Great art is also complex, mysterious, and challenging. Filled with symbolism, cultural and historical references, and often visionary imagery, great artworks oblige us—defy us, even—to reckon with their many meanings.
What Will You Learn?
- Uncover the core principles of color in painting and learn how art achieves power and meaning through color.
- Learn how symbolic associations work in art – and how they’ve changed over time.
- Discover why the Impressionists were so fascinated with natural light, and how this fascination appears in their work.