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These courses connect works of art to history: What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time a piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?
Immerse yourself in Picasso’s work, tracing key moments in his oeuvre and highlighting his impact on his contemporaries.
How can art historians, museums, collectors, and critics include artists like Elijah Pierce in a fuller and more expansive story of American art?
An in-depth look at art Matisse made in the South of France, where he lived and worked from 1917 to his death in 1954.
This course traces the changing nature of portraits across art history, including new roles and artistic approaches.
Explore how Ancient Egypt has been reimagined in modern visual culture, from the Egyptomania of the early 1900s to today’s Hollywood depictions.
This course takes you through Degas’s life and career, which produced some of the most beloved—and controversial—artworks of the late 19th century.