How to Train Your Artistic Eye
These courses are designed by our network of art world specialists to train your artistic eye. Pick a course and start observing and learning about the specially chosen artwork case studies. Through creative comparison and deep looking one can expand their way of thinking. The French billionaire, Christie’s major shareholder and art collector François Pinault believes that artists, “are capable of understanding the world with more acuity and sensitivity”. By exposing yourself to art you can become more aware of the nuances in the world around you. Through such looking and observing, perhaps even more than forced deliberation, you can experience a feeling that something is different; the delight of discovering added levels of perception enriching your life beyond what you thought was possible.
A recent study described how Harvard Medics study and look for prolonged periods of time at artworks in museums, which aids in more accurate and faster diagnoses in their professional lives. These courses are designed to improve your artistic visual literacy and they will evolve as you do.
Nude vs. Naked
Developments of Cubism
Art Historical Variations
The Importance of Duchamp
Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting
To receive your first course and the course notes
How can we begin to learn about the artworks of today without at least some consideration for the artworks of the past? This course covers the key movements and shows you the key artworks. You can start to build connections between different movements and perhaps start to see some of the influences in the work of today, some intentional and some by association. The course starts with the Proto-Renaissance and progresses right up until the ideas of some of the artworks in the present. This course will allow you to learn about the key flash points which changed the very nature of art forever. The Metropolitan Museum of Art believes that, “looking at art from the past contributes to who we are as people. By looking at what has been done before, we gather knowledge and inspiration that contribute to how we speak, feel, and view the world around us”.