Dishing More Dirt on Artists

Revisit and learn about famous artists and their masterpieces through engaging and sometimes scandalous stories. Building on the popular course “Dishing the Dirt on Artists,” this illustrated online art history course focuses on the gossip (based on facts) and anecdotes relating to mostly 19th and 20th century artists—famous and infamous—including sexuality, suicides, wars, weird hobbies, rivalries, pitfalls, and commissions. You will learn about Gilbert Stuart’s sexual prowess, the truth about van Gogh’s ear, the Impressionists’ battles with French society, feuds between Matisse and Picasso, Duchamp’s playfulness, Pollock’s drinking episodes, and their ability to create masterpieces through it all.

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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.