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Dishing the Dirt on Artists: From Renaissance to Modern Art

Register for this Fall 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website
This illustrated online course focuses on the gossip (based on facts) and anecdotes relating to artists—famous and infamous—including sexuality, suicides, wars, weird hobbies, rivalries, pitfalls, and commissions. Topics include Michelangelo’s fight with the Vatican, Bernini’s rivalry over buildings in Rome, the truth about van Gogh’s ear, feuds between Matisse and Picasso, Pollock’s drinking episodes, and their ability to create masterpieces through it all. Fall 2023 tuition is $649.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A new understanding of the notorious history behind well-known masterpieces
  • Familiarity with great artists throughout history

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing arts professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.