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Cocktails with a Curator: Whistler's "Mrs. Frances Leyland"

Whistler and Mrs. Frances Leyland

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, as he explores “Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland” by James McNeill Whistler. Delve into the tumultuous history of Whistler’s relationship with Frederick Richards Leyland, the shipping magnate who commissioned the painting, […]
William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (including Tête à Tête)

William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode – Khan Academy

William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode, c. 1743, oil on canvas, 69.9 x 90.8 cm (The National Gallery, London) 1. The Marriage Settlement 2. The Tête à Tête 3, The Inspection 4. The Toilette 5. The Bagnio 6. The Lady’s Death Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. source
Cocktails with a Curator: Constable's "The White Horse"

Cocktails with a Curator: Constable's "The White Horse"

This week, Curator Aimee Ng hosts us at her apartment for “Cocktails with a Curator.” She tells us the story of one of John Constable’s favorite paintings, the monumental “White Horse.” Aimee shares Constable’s inventive sketches and his nostalgic memories of the English countryside. Tonight’s drink is gin and Dubonnet, reportedly Queen Elizabeth II’s cocktail […]
The Renaissance Unchained – Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from

Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from the Cross

The Prado Museum in Madrid houses one of Waldemar’s favourite paintings of all time. Van der Weyden’s use of colour and realism in The Descent from the Cross gives it an emotional power that was revolutionary for its time, and is a must-see for all art lovers. source
Menarini Pills of Art, El nacimiento de Venus de Sandro

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Entra con Menarini en las Galerías Uffizi en Florencia y descubre las curiosidades de “El nacimiento de Venus” de Sandro Botticelli source
Renaissance Discoveries: Oil Painting

Renaissance Discoveries: Oil Painting

The rise of oil painting in the 1400s marked a huge breakthrough in Western art. Mastery of the technique gave artists a much greater ability to portray colour and light convincingly, to texture their surfaces, and to add exquisite and incredibly lifelike details. Like linear perspective, invented around the same time, it cast over artists […]
The Rich History Of American Art (Waldemar Januszczak Documentary) |

The Rich History Of American Art

Subscribe and click the bell icon to get more arts content every week: Series looking at American art. The first episode is set in the Wild West and begins with the sublime art of the Hudson River School, whose 19th-century evocations of the vastness of America did so much to fuel the myth of […]
Menarini Pills of Art: El bautismo de Cristo por Jacopo

The Baptism of Christ by Jacopo Tintoretto

Mire con Menarini como El Bautismo de Cristo por Jacopo Tintoretto 1578-1581 había pensado en la Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Ver la lista de reproducción completa: source
A Sculpture in a Volcano?! (Waldemar Januszczak Documentary) | Perspective

A Sculpture in a Volcano?! Waldemar Januszczak Documentary

Subscribe and click the bell icon to get more arts content every week: Waldemar Januszczak’s final film takes a road trip across North and South America to look at sculpture in the landscape. Waldemar visits the stunning sculptures of the Spiral Jetty and the Sun Tunnels in the USA, and the Inca settlement on […]
Understanding Surrealism | Art History 101


This video lecture will delve into Surrealism, the art movement from the 1920-50s that took its inspiration from dreams and the subconscious. I will explain the historical contexts of the movement, and we examine art from a variety of artists across the globe, focusing on Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim, Remedios Varo, Man Ray, […]

Vermeer’s Secrets (Sub Eng)

Para entender mejor cómo usaba la luz Vermeer en sus obras he viajado a la Haya y a Delft gracias a Google Arts & Culture. Allí descubrí muchos de sus secretos y te los cuento aquí. #MeetVermeer TIENDA OFICIAL: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: WEB OFICIAL: + CUPONES DESCUENTO del 50% para […]
Art Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting

Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting

Let’s recreate a lavish spread of fine cheeses, pretzels, and the trappings of the good life on display in 17th Century Dutch and Flemish still life paintings. To support our channel, visit: Recipe for pretzels: Thanks to our Grandmasters of the Arts Vincent Apa and Indianapolis Homes Realty, and all of our patrons, […]
Jan van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece (2 of 2)

Jan van Eyck – The Ghent Altarpiece

Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (open), completed 1432, oil on wood, 11’ 5” x 7’ 6” (Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. source
The Difference between Modern art, Postmodern art and Contemporary Art

Modern art, Postmodern art and Contemporary Art

A quick breakdown of each period of art history! Strange History of Mummy Brown How to Learn about Contemporary art Open vs. Closed Composition Go Verb a Noun: Subscribe to Little Art Talks for more art-filled educational videos: Be sure to click the bell next to the “Subscribe” button to […]
The History of Watercolours.

The History of Watercolors

I am reposting this video with a new improved voiceover. I hope you enjoy the result of my research into the history of watercolour! Comments and questions more than welcome! source
Africa's looted art | DW Documentary

Africa's looted art – Documentary

Africa’s colonial overlords brutally stripped it of countless cultural treasures. Now, the fate of these items is being hotly debated in Europe and Africa as well. Some say the pieces should be returned, while others have reservations. European museums proudly present art and cultural artifacts from all over the world. But until recently, many of […]
Turner and Constable: Who was the greater artist?

Turner and Constable: Who was the greater artist?

Art historian Jacky Klein takes a look at two new exhibitions in London, celebrating two great British artists and their later work: Turner at Tate Britain and Constable at the V&A. Get 50% off both exhibitions with the National Art Pass: Film by Northern Town: source
The strange history of the world's most stolen painting –

The world's most stolen painting – Noah Charney

Discover Jan van Eyck’s masterpiece, the Ghent Altarpiece, and explore how it became the world’s most stolen artwork. — Throughout six centuries, the Ghent Altarpiece, also called “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” has been burned, forged, and raided in three different wars. It is, in fact, the world’s most stolen artwork— and is considered […]
The art forger who tricked the Nazis – Noah Charney

The art forger who tricked the Nazis

Discover how the notorious art forger Han van Meegeren tricked the world— and the Nazis— with his counterfeit Vermeer paintings. — It was one of the strangest trials in Dutch history. The defendant in a 1947 case was an art forger who had counterfeited millions of dollars worth of paintings. But he wasn’t arguing his […]
This piece reveals how medieval art is a multi-media experience

This piece reveals how medieval art is a multi-media experience | Art, Explained

“Medieval art is very much about a multi-media experience.” Explore this object: Art, Explained invites 100 curators from across the Museum to talk about 100 works of art that changed the way they see the world. This series was adapted from 82nd & Fifth. Subscribe for new content from The Met: #TheMet […]
Why Do Babies In Medieval Art Look Like Creepy Adults?

Why Do Babies In Medieval Art Look Like Creepy Adults?

Infants in medieval art all have one thing in common: They don’t look like babies. Instead, they resemble miniature versions of middle-aged men, sometimes complete with receding hairlines and ripped muscles. Depictions of weird, prematurely aged babies appeared throughout the medieval era and into the Renaissance when the trend (thankfully) started to fade away. The […]