The Great Masters of European Art 1350-1850
Discover the essentials of European art history from 1350-1850 in these six lavishly-produced lessons. Over six weeks, the course will take you from the Early Renaissance in Italy through to Romanticism in Britain, introducing you to the artists we call the great masters. By looking in detail at the principal works of the masters, you will develop an understanding of the major styles they have come to represent, and their influence on successive generations of artists.
Included in the course are exclusive features giving you access to the people working at the forefront of the Old Masters field, offering you unparalleled insight into their roles, expertise, and motivations.
- Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkkänen on the experience of auctioneering Salvator Mundi
- Christie’s London Specialist revealing the intricate process of hanging the exhibition of Old Masters in the days before an auction
- Christie’s London Head of Day Sale on the significant research that goes into cataloguing works of art by the Old Masters
- Dr Molly Dorkin, of the Dickinson gallery, on today’s market for Old Masters
- CEO of TEFAF, Patrick van Maris, discussing running the largest Old Masters art fair in the world
- Bart Cornelis, Curator of the Dutch and Flemish Old Masters at the National Gallery, London, on curating a collection of international importance
- You will be provided with comprehensive tutorial notes to accompany the course, which are yours to download and keep. The notes expand on the ideas raised during the lectures and provide context, additional information, and explanation
- Detailed hand-outs on Saints and Subjects in Christian Art, Classical Gods and Goddesses and How to Read a Painting are also provided to all students of this course
What you will learn:
- You will have gained a solid understanding of the great works of art created in Europe from the Early Renaissance to Romanticism.
- You will be able to identify the major movements, styles and artists active in Europe during this period. You will have gained an understanding of the significant similarities and differences between works of art created in different parts of Europe.
- You will have been taught how artists’ influence spread across geography and time, and which artists significantly changed the course of art.
- You will have learned how Old Master pictures have been bought and sold throughout history, and how they are brought to today’s market.
- You will understand the process by which Christie’s curates a sale of Old Masters, from research and conservation to the auction itself, with particular reference to the record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie’s New York.
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Image: Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1480