Course lectures provide diverse contexts and ways of looking and interpreting art objects with an emphasis on developing an independent and confident approach to seeing — and finding meaning in — works of art. This course guides participants through the process of how to analyze, interpret, and communicate effectively about art.
Adjunct Faculty, Online
Georgia Krantz is an art historian with a focus on modern and contemporary art. She has taught at the New School and Pratt Institute as well as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, the International Center of Photography and other New York City institutions. She currently teaches graduate studies at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch/NYU. Krantz is also involved professionally in art education for people with disabilities, specializing in teaching people who are blind about art.Read More
Week 1: Examine the arts of the ancient Mediterranean, from Egyptian pyramids to Greek sculpture.
Week 2: Uncover the arts of the Medieval period, with focus on objects, manuscripts, and architecture.
Week 3: Explore the Renaissance art and Baroque art movements.
Week 4: Examine 19th century art and the rise of Modernism.
Week 5: Learn about early 20th century Modern art through a study of Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism.
Week 6: Explore Post-WW2 art from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art.
This flexible online course is delivered in weekly modules consisting of recorded lectures, instructor-guided discussion boards, and supplementary resources. The course will include a final project with personalized feedback from the course instructor. All participants will have read-only access to the course materials for an additional 90 days after the course end date.
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To assess and interpret significant artists and key art objects independently.
To appreciate and critique a wide variety of works of art.
To accurately date works of art and to define the essential characteristics of significant paintings, movements, and individual artists in Western art history.
For successfully completing this course, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art as well as 2.6 IACET Continuing Education Units. *
Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.
*As an IACET Accredited Provider, Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.