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What Are the Fundamentals of Photography?

March 20, 2018

For most of us, our best photographs were a result of luck and a little bit of…more luck. But as the experts can tell you, you can maximize your chances of getting that perfect shot by learning the fundamentals of photography. […]

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The Psychology of Color Schemes

July 8, 2017

The methods used by classical artists to create the illusion of shape, depth, and distance are the same principals you likely learned in primary school. By mastering two major color schemes, they learned to draw the viewer’s eye, evoke specific emotion, and challenge your preconceptions. […]

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The Many Faces of Raphael’s Madonna

April 16, 2017

Raphael’s depictions of the Madonna have inspired countless imitations, both honorable and meretricious. Here, we’ll take a look at a few of his more famous works, […]

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Rembrandt’s Bathsheba at the Bath

March 18, 2017

Rembrandt’s Bathsheba at the Bath is one of his most beloved paintings in residence at The Louvre. It not only portrays a harrowing sense of introspection, but also highlights the painter as a true master of his craft. […]

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Drawing 101: Linear Perspective

March 14, 2017

In this lecture, you’ll learn to use linear perspective to draw an architectural landscape of two buildings on a ground plane. Construct the buildings and the space between them using the principles of one-point perspective. […]

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The Restoration of The Atlanta Cyclorama

February 22, 2017

The Atlanta Cyclorama is scheduled to be restored. What does this piece of art and history contribute to the understanding of the Civil War? Professor Guelzo and Professor Brody discuss. […]

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

January 11, 2017

Take a close-up look at the fantastic, grotesque, and horrifying details of ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’—Hieronymus Bosch’s most famous masterpiece. […]