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Developing Connoisseurship: Learning to Look

What makes one painting better than another painting? One artist better than another artist? Why is Michelangelo’s David better than Bernini’s David? Why is a Picasso cubist painting better than a Braque cubist painting? Or are they better? This class will discuss how to develop basic connoisseurship by looking at the theories and aesthetics that separate the good from the great in Renaissance through contemporary art. Leave this class with a new approach to looking at art. Lectures will be supplemented by museum and gallery excursions.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to define and practice art connoisseurship
  • An understanding of what makes one artist or painting better than another

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Professionals working in the arts

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