2,500 years of western art history in a nutshell
Go all the way back to Greek antiquity or marvel at the beauty of modern art by Ai Weiwei. See The Night Watch in a completely different way and dwell on architects like Mecanoo and Koolhaas. As different as the works are, they are all impressive examples of 2,500 years of Western art history.
Take the Mona Lisa. Only 77 by 53 centimeters in size, but that does not diminish its beauty or the stories that can be told about it. For who is the woman depicted there? What exactly makes this image so special? And why was Pablo Picasso once suspected of stealing this masterpiece?
In-depth stories, exciting anecdotes and surprising facts; we go through art history chronologically. In ten lectures you will learn all about the different periods, see special connections and learn all about the most important works of art history. So that from now on you will know that Mona Lisa is most likely a portrait of the Italian Lisa Gherardini, the wife of the commissioner of the painting.
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