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Art History for Artists, Animators and Gamers
In the expression “creative thinking”, the keyword is not creativity; the keyword is thinking. With the help of great philosophers, you will rediscover the art of thinking.
Notes on 2 Lectures I Watched in This Course:
Artists and their Contexts Throughout History
The Importance of Artist Communities and Networks
2 People I Have Learned About in this Course:
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
Preeminent Neoclassical French painter moved from Rococo frivolity to classical austerity
  • became active supporter of French Revolution and friend of Robespierre
  • was effectively a dictator of the arts under the French Republic (1792-1804)
Piero della Francesca (1415-1492)
Early Renaissance painter whose painting was characterized by its serene humanism, its use of geometric forms and perspective
  • also a mathematician and geometer, but appreciated today for his art
  • his most famous work is the cycle of frescoes "The Legend of the True Cross" in the church of San Francesco in the Tuscan town of Arezzo
2 Vocabulary Words I Learned in this Course:
métier, n. [may-tee-AY] any activity that is pursued as a trade or profession, a calling  "It caused me to think anew about the different ways artists look at art based on their métier."
orthogonal, adj. relating to or composed of right angles  "He used the convergence of othagonal lines to create the illusion of depth."