Enjoy this six video series on the world's most famous works of art.
What do the “Mona Lisa, Starry Night, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Eiffel Tower, The Scream, David” have in common? The answer is: over time, each of them have become ICONS in the world of art and easily recognizable due to a number of reasons, including reproductions in/on various forms of media.
Some of these ICONS are recognized worldwide while others are more recognized within their geographical area. We will explore how/why a work of art becomes an ICON over two series of classes. Some of the works under discussion in this first series will include: the bust of Nefertiti, The Winged Victory, the Oseberg Ship Burial, The Birth of Venus, the portrait of Henry VIII, Versailles, The Trevi Fountain, The Blue Boy, The Wave, The Kiss and others.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Susan Moffatt has degrees from The University of Winnipeg and The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, England. Over the years, she has taught a creative span of art history courses, that include The Art Survey through African, Contemporary, both Dutch and Italian Renaissance, Art Between the Wars, Manitoba and Canadian Art, Prehistoric Art, Impressionism, Art Nouveau/Art Deco, and others. Her other interests include heritage buildings. She is a member of the Friends of Dalnavert Board and has been associated with Dalnavert since its inception as a museum in 1974. She has also worked for the University of Manitoba (School of Art), the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Manitoba Museum.
ICONS OF ART PART 1
ICONS OF ART PART 2
ICONS OF ART PART 3
ICONS OF ART PART 4
ICONS OF ART PART 5
ICONS OF ART PART 6