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1. How to do visual (formal) analysis in art history

How to do visual (formal) analysis in art history

Giovanni Bellini, Madonna of the Meadow, c. 1500, oil and egg on synthetic panel, transferred from wood, 67.3 x 86.4 cm (The National Gallery) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris.


2. How to recognize Italian Renaissance art

How to recognize Italian Renaissance art

A brief introduction to Italian Renaissance art Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker.


3. Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Learn about the history and key elements of the Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings in the world. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


4. Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

A project between Khan Academy and Rome Reborn - with Dr. Bernard Frischer. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


5. Art historical analysis (painting), a basic introduction using Goya's Third of May, 1808

Art historical analysis (painting), a basic introduction using Goya's Third of May, 1808

Francisco de Goya, Third of May, 1808, 1814, oil on canvas, 266 x 345.1 cm (Museo del Prado. Madrid). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


6. How to recognize Baroque art

How to recognize Baroque art

A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris about how to recognize Baroque art.


7. The Skill of Describing

The Skill of Describing

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=h_pWZBOR4ec.


8. Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of Michelangelo's most famous works. Learn more about the history of this masterpiece. 1508-12, fresco (Vatican, Rome). Created by Beth Harris and Steven...


9. Raphael, School of Athens

Raphael, School of Athens

Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


10. The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Learn about the history and meaning of the Last Supper, which depicts the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. Oil, tempera, fresco, 1495-98 (Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan). Created by...


11. Ishtar gate and Processional Way

Ishtar gate and Processional Way

Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way, Babylon, c. 575 B.C.E., glazed mud brick (Pergamon Museum, Berlin). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


12. Rodin, The Gates of Hell

Rodin, The Gates of Hell

Auguste Rodin, The Gates of Hell​, 1880-1917, plaster (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker When the building, earlier on the site of the Musée d'Orsay...


13. Smarthistory: join the conversation

Smarthistory: join the conversation

Smarthistory is the leading not-for-profit producer of videos about art and cultural history. We work with archaeologists, art historians, curators and conservators to offer videos on the world's...


14. Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People

Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People

Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People (July 28, 1830), September - December 1830, oil on canvas, 260 x 325 cm (Musée du Louvre, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker.


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16. Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: The Counter-Reformation

Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: The Counter-Reformation

Learn about the Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


17. Bosch, the Last Judgment

Bosch, the Last Judgment

Hieronymus Bosch, Last Judgment Triptych, 1504-08, Akademie für bildenden Künste, Vienna, overall dimensions 163 x 250 cm, central panel 163 x 128 cm, wings 163 x 60 cm. Speakers: Dr. Beth...


18. Why look at art?

Why look at art?

Why look at art? This was the question we posed to several of our colleagues at a conference for museum professionals. Special thanks to Laura Mann, Anna Velez, an anonymous professional, and...


19. Ara Pacis

Ara Pacis

Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), 13-9 B.C.E.Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


20. Manet, Olympia

Manet, Olympia

Édouard Manet, Olympia, oil on canvas, 1863 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker Édouard Manet brought to Realism his curiosity about social mores. However,...