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Find tons of resources to enhance your art and art history studies! From the early days of the Renaissance through modern and contemporary art, you'll find everything you need here. Enjoy!

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Advanced Art History Lectures
Jan van Eyck
Op Art and Kinetic Art
Pop Art
George Seurat & Pointillism
Vincent van Gogh
Paul Cezanne
Claude Monet
Edgar Degas
John Constable
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Carolus Linnaeus
Peter Paul Rubens
Henri Matisse
Rembrandt
Michelangelo
Raphael
Jackson Pollock
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Advanced Art History Lectures

Lecture 1, Introduction to History Painting - YouTube

Lecture 1, Introduction to History Painting

For six centuries, history painting—pictures based on stories from myth, scripture, and ancient and modern history—was the most prestigious work a painter co...

Lecture 2, Unintended Consequences: Antonio del Pollaiuolo's Hercules and Deianira (c. 1475-80) - YouTube

Lecture 2, Unintended Consequences: Antonio del Pollaiuolo's Hercules and Deianira (c. 1475-80)

The Gallery's best known Renaissance painting shows Hercules about to shoot a centaur who is abducting his bride. Everybody admires the vigorous action and v...

Lecture 3, Darkness to Light: Garofalo's The Conversion of Saint Paul - YouTube

Lecture 3, Darkness to Light: Garofalo's The Conversion of Saint Paul

In this painting, a recent acquisition, a gifted Renaissance artist portrays a critical moment for the early Church. We look at how Garofalo treats what happ...

Lecture 4, "But, Lord, He Stinketh!": Marco Pino's The Resurrection of Lazarus - YouTube

Lecture 4, "But, Lord, He Stinketh!": Marco Pino's The Resurrection of Lazarus

Marco Pino was the most important painter in southern Italy during the later Renaissance. We examine his career and have a thorough look at this little-known...

Lecture 5, Against Nature: Peter Paul Rubens's Hero and Leander - YouTube

Lecture 5, Against Nature: Peter Paul Rubens's Hero and Leander

This painting is a showpiece of Rubens's youthful brilliance and ambition. To picture the climax of the story, he paints a fierce storm and invents a large s...

Lecture 6, "To Paint the Way the Spartans Spoke": Gavin Hamilton's The Death of Lucretia - YouTube

Lecture 6, "To Paint the Way the Spartans Spoke": Gavin Hamilton's The Death of Lucretia

Gavin Hamilton, a gifted Scotsman working in Rome, was an art dealer, excavator, tour guide, and pioneer neoclassical painter. His scene of a virtuous woman ...

Lecture 7, Benjamin West's Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus - YouTube

Lecture 7, Benjamin West's Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus

One of West's great masterpieces, this work depicts an act of piety and defiance by a Roman matron. We discuss the American-born West's remarkable career (he...

Lecture 8, John Trumbull and Historical Fiction: The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775 (1786) - YouTube

Lecture 8, John Trumbull and Historical Fiction: The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775 (1786)

Most of us know this famous image of an inspiring American defeat and a noble death. Trumbull was there that day. We examine what he knew about what actually...

Lecture 9, Find the Hero: Ary Scheffer's The Retreat of Napoleon's Army from Russia in 1812 (1826) - YouTube

Lecture 9, Find the Hero: Ary Scheffer's The Retreat of Napoleon's Army from Russia in 1812 (1826)

The painter of this little-known Romantic work, a new acquisition by the Gallery, shows the remnants of the Grande Armée in the greatest defeat in military h...

Lecture 10, Handwriting on the Wall: John Martin's Belshazzar's Feast (1820) - YouTube

Lecture 10, Handwriting on the Wall: John Martin's Belshazzar's Feast (1820)

A painter of fantastical and catastrophic events, Martin was a master scenographer and a Victorian celebrity. In this Old Testament episode, set in a dizzy v...

Jan van Eyck

Learn about artist Jan van Eyck with a free artist study and activities from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #art #arthistory #homeschool #unitstudy

Jan van Eyck Unit Study and Art Activity

A master of the Northern Renaissance, Jan van Eyck painted some of the most famous pieces of his time. Learn about his life and works with hands-on activities! #art #arthistory #renaissance #homeschool

Jan Van Eyck for Kids-- Famous Artists For Kids - YouTube

Jan Van Eyck for Kids-- Famous Artists For Kids

Artist Ashley Krieger teaches kids about Jan Van Eyck and we learn to create unique signatures to sign our own artwork using simple supplies. This lesson is ...

Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait - YouTube

Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait

Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, tempera and oil on wood, 1434 (National Gallery, London). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth...

Jan van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece (2 of 2) - YouTube

Jan van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece (2 of 2)

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...

Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (1 of 2) - YouTube

Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (1 of 2)

Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (closed), completed 1432, oil on wood, 11’ 5” x 7’ 6” (Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr...

Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban (Self-Portrait?), 1433 - YouTube

Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban (Self-Portrait?), 1433

Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban (Self-Portrait?), 1433, oil on oak panel, 26 x 19 cm (The National Gallery, London) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zuck...

Jan van Eyck, The Madonna in the Church - YouTube

Jan van Eyck, The Madonna in the Church

Jan van Eyck, The Madonna in the Church, c. 1438, oil on oak, 31 x 14 cm (Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). In the Google Art Project: http://www...

The Artwork of Jan van Eyck - YouTube

The Artwork of Jan van Eyck

Exploring the paintings of the Early Netherlandish artist Jan Van Eyck and how they incorporate elements of the Renaissance time period.

Op Art and Kinetic Art

Learn About Op Art and Kinetic Art with this fun and free unit study from A Helping Hand Homeschool! #art #arthistory #unitstudy #homeschool

Op Art and Kinetic Art Unit Study

Learn all about the amazing art works of the Op Art and Kinetic Art movements with a fun and free unit study!

Pop Art

Free Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #art #popart #arthistory #unitstudy

Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities

Andy Warhol is an iconic name in the Pop Art movement. Learn more about him with a unit study and art lesson!

Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art Study and Actvities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #arthistory #unitstudy #popart #Homeschooling

Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art Study and Activities

Learn about the life and works of Roy Lichtenstein, a master of the Pop Art movement. You'll also get to make a masterpiece of your own!

George Seurat & Pointillism

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh Artist Study & Activities from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com. #arthistory #art #artist #Homeschooling #homeschoolmom #unitstudy

Vincent van Gogh Artist Study and Activities

Vincent van Gogh was one of the most prominent artists of the Post-Impressionist period. Learn more about him with a free unit study and art lesson!

Paul Cezanne

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet - Artist Study and Free Activities from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com. #art #artist #unitstudy #Monet #homeschool #homeschoolmom

Artist Study and Free Activities: Claude Monet (+ Free Art Study Cards!)

With this fun and free unit study, you can learn more about the Impressionist movement and artist Claude Monet. There's also a free printable and art lesson!

Claude Monet Artist Study and Free Activities + Free Printable Art History Cards from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com. #Homeschooling #art #unitstudy #unitstudies #Monet

Artist Study and Free Activities: Claude Monet (+ Free Art Study Cards!)

Claude Monet Artist Study and Free Activities + Free Printable Art History Cards from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com. #Homeschooling #art #unitstudy #unitstudies #Monet

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas artist study and free activities - includes free printable set of 15 art visuals! #homeschooling #art #arthistory #artists #Degas #unitstudies

Edgar Degas Artist Study and Free Activities!

Edgar Degas artist study and free activities - includes free printable set of 15 art visuals! #homeschooling #art #arthistory #artists #Degas #unitstudies

Degas' Dancers - download your free art visuals to learn more about Impressionist Edgar Degas' work! #art #artists #arthistory #impressionist #free

Edgar Degas Artist Study and Free Activities!

Degas' Dancers - download your free art visuals to learn more about Impressionist Edgar Degas' work! #art #artists #arthistory #impressionist #free

John Constable

John Constable Artist Study and Free Activities from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com #art #artist #history #homeschool

Learn about British artist John Constable!

Learn about 19th century British painter John Constable with a fun and free unit study and art lesson!

Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Carolus Linnaeus

Artist Study and Free Activities: Carolus Linnaeus from www.HelpingHandHomeschool.com #art #arthistory #unitstudy #homeschool #STEM

Learn about the science and art of Carolus Linnaeus!

Art and science work well together. Carolus Linnaeus knew this well over 100 years ago! Learn more about his work with a free unit study and art lesson.

Peter Paul Rubens

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Henri Matisse

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Rembrandt

Learn about Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn with a free artist study and fun activities! #art #Rembrandt #unitstudy #homeschool

Learn about Rembrandt with a fun and free unit study!

Something that fascinates me about studying artists is the pure drive that they have. The source of that drive is different for each artist, and it comes about at different points in their lives, but they all have it. And the amazing thing is, it comes out in all different ways. Even when they’re working with the same mediums or the same style – or even side by side! – the work of the great masters is intensely personal. You can see the artist in their work. Today’s artist, Rembrandt van…

Michelangelo

Learn more about Michelangelo with a free artist study and fun activities! #arthistory #Michelangelo #history #homeschool

Michelangelo Unit Study and Art Lesson

Michelangelo was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn more about him with a free art history lesson and hands-on activity!

Raphael

Learn about Raphael and the Italian Renaissance with a fun, free study and activities from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #art #Raphael #arthistory #homeschool

Learning About Raphael and the Italian Renaissance

Raphael was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn about his life and works with a free art history lesson and fun hands-on activity!

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art Study and Activities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #art #arthistory #arthistoryforkids #history #unitstudy #unitstudies #units #Homeschooling #homeschoolmom

Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art Study and Activities

Learn all about Jackson Pollock, his masterpieces, and the Abstract Art movement with a free unit study and art activity!

Jackson Pollock Photo Dancing and Painting Portrait

Jackson Pollock Paintings, Bio, Ideas

Pollock's innovative abstractions evoke the power of nature, but also suggest man's entrapment in an anxious mind and body, and in the frightening modern world.

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Learn all about the life and works of master Impressionist Claude Monet with a fun, free unit study! You'll find activities for art, history, geography, and more as well as free printable art cards. #art #arthistory #impressionism #unitstudy

Artist Study and Free Activities: Claude Monet (+ Free Art Study Cards!)

Learn all about the life and works of master Impressionist Claude Monet with a fun, free unit study! You'll find activities for art, history, geography, and more as well as free printable art cards. #art #arthistory #impressionism #unitstudy

Edgar Degas was a master painter and sculptor during the Impressionist period. Learn about his life and masterpieces with a fun, free unit study and art lesson! #degas #art #impressionist #unitstudy

Edgar Degas Artist Study and Free Activities!

Edgar Degas was a master painter and sculptor during the Impressionist period. Learn about his life and masterpieces with a fun, free unit study and art lesson! #degas #art #impressionist #unitstudy

Raphael was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn all about his life, masterpieces, and the Italian renaissance with a fun, free unit study and art lesson. #raphael #renaissance #art #unitstudy

Learning About Raphael and the Italian Renaissance

Raphael was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn all about his life, masterpieces, and the Italian renaissance with a fun, free unit study and art lesson. #raphael #renaissance #art #unitstudy

Learn all about Jackson Pollock, his masterpieces, and the Abstract Art movement with a free unit study and art activity! #art #arthistory #artist #abstractart #jacksonpollock #unitstudy #homeschool

Learn all about Jackson Pollock, his masterpieces, and the Abstract Art movement with a free unit study and art activity! #art #arthistory #artist #abstractart #jacksonpollock #unitstudy #homeschool

Vincent van Gogh was one of the most prominent artists of the Post-Impressionist period. Learn more about him with a free unit study and art lesson!

Vincent van Gogh was one of the most prominent artists of the Post-Impressionist period. Learn more about him with a free unit study and art lesson!

Michelangelo was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn more about him with a free art history lesson and hands-on activity! #art #arthistory #Michelangelo #homeschool

Michelangelo was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn more about him with a free art history lesson and hands-on activity! #art #arthistory #Michelangelo #homeschool

Learn about Impressionist art and artist Claude Monet with a fun and free unit study! You can also download a free set of art visuals to go with this unit. #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy

Learn about Impressionist art and artist Claude Monet with a fun and free unit study! You can also download a free set of art visuals to go with this unit. #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy

Learn about Post-Impressionist artist Edgar Degas with a free unit study and art lesson. You can also download a free set of art visuals! #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy

Learn about Post-Impressionist artist Edgar Degas with a free unit study and art lesson. You can also download a free set of art visuals! #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy

Learn about Pop artist Andy Warhol with a fun unit study and art lesson! #art #homeschool #unitstudy #artist

Learn about Pop artist Andy Warhol with a fun unit study and art lesson! #art #homeschool #unitstudy #artist

Learn about the early 20th century, Cubism and modern artist Frank Kupka with a unit study! #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy

Learn about the early 20th century, Cubism and modern artist Frank Kupka with a unit study! #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy

A master of the Northern Renaissance, Jan van Eyck painted some of the most famous pieces of his time. Learn about his life and works with hands-on activities! #art #arthistory #renaissance #homeschool

A master of the Northern Renaissance, Jan van Eyck painted some of the most famous pieces of his time. Learn about his life and works with hands-on activities! #art #arthistory #renaissance #homeschool

Help your elementary through high school students understand how art, literature, music, and history all work together with this innovative timeline! #art #arthistory #history #homeschool

Help your elementary through high school students understand how art, literature, music, and history all work together with this innovative timeline! #art #arthistory #history #homeschool

Raphael was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn about his life and works with a free art history lesson and fun hands-on activity! #art #artist #history #homeschool

Raphael was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn about his life and works with a free art history lesson and fun hands-on activity! #art #artist #history #homeschool

When our schedules get busy, the arts are usually the first thing to get dropped from our homeschool lesson plans. Find out why they're important and how to easily add them back in! #homeschool #art #arthistory

When our schedules get busy, the arts are usually the first thing to get dropped from our homeschool lesson plans. Find out why they're important and how to easily add them back in! #homeschool #art #arthistory

Learn about Post-Impressionist artist Edgar Degas with a free unit study and art lesson. You can also download a free set of art visuals! #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy via @helpinghandhomeschool

Edgar Degas Artist Study and Free Activities!

Learn about Post-Impressionist artist Edgar Degas with a free unit study and art lesson. You can also download a free set of art visuals! #art #artist #homeschool #unitstudy via @helpinghandhomeschool

Download your 20-page set of Art History Notebooking Pages from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #arthistory #notebooking #homeschool #art

20-Page Art History Notebooking Set!

Download your 20-page set of Art History Notebooking Pages from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com! #arthistory #notebooking #homeschool #art