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Art History II: A Survey of the Western World

This series hooks students with modern paintings before moving back in time to make the old masters just as interesting. Host Denise Hicks provides lively commentary on the artists, connecting their styles to the literature and history of their times. She also traces religious influences on art, from the Spanish Inquisition and El Greco’s mysticism to the Protestant Reformation, with Dürer’s line drawings and woodcuts, Cranach’s portrait of Luther, and the faithful pictures Hans Holbein painted to help Henry VIII choose another wife.

Grade Levels: 6-12
Resource Types: 12 Videos

Ash Can Plus

Bellows, Luks, Sloan, Stieglitz, and Marsh.

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Cosmopolitans: Looking Toward Europe

Sargent, Whistler, Homer, Eakins, Henri, and Prendergast.

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Colonials: Realistic and Romantic

Copley, West, Catlin, Bingham, Bierstadt, Church, and Ryder.

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English Painting

Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable, Turner, and Rossetti.

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Spain

El Greco, Velásquez, Goya, and Gaudi.

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German Painting

Grünewald, Dürer, Cranach, and Holbein.

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17th-Century Dutch Masters

Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer, de Hooch, and Ruisdael.

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Flemish Painting

Jan Van Eyck, Rogier Van Der Weyden, Bruegel, Memling, and Rubens.

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Italian Renaissance Painting

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael.

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Mannerism: Italy

Parmigianino, Pontormo, Bronzino, Tintoretto, Michelangelo.

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Italian Architecture

Alberti, Brunelleschi, Bramante, Michelangelo, Giulio Romano, Palladio, Bernini, and Longhena.

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Chateaux of the Loire

Amboise, Azay-Le-Rideau, Blois, Chambord, Chenonceau, and Cheverny.

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