Professor Tina Rivers Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Formerly of Columbia University)
Each class will be presented from 7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Part 1 – August 24th
Part 2 – August 25th
Some artworks have become so famous that it is hard to actually see them—and not just because of the crowds. When standing in front of them, we tend to focus only on their fame: as we recall the many reproductions we have seen throughout our lifetime, we can only marvel that we are now standing in front of the “real deal” (which we document with a snapshot, of course!).
This Premium Course offers an in-depth guide to four of the most famous artworks ever made, focusing on what made them so famous in the first place. Although centuries old, these paintings continue to inspire artists and draw visitors to Europe’s greatest cities. Even if you don’t consider yourself an art lover, you can’t fully understand Western culture and its history without them.
The Course will be taught by art historian and curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan. Although she has been lecturing with One Day University for a decade, Dr. Ryan has never spoken before about these masterpieces—until now! The extended format of the Premium Course will allow her to give these paintings the attention they deserve, placing them into the context of each artist’s career and the larger history of art. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear her informative, accessible interpretations of these iconic works.