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In the city of art and museums. Learn to appreciate the treasures of Berlin.
This 2 hours course explores the masterworks of European old masters in Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie.
The course is designed to be fun and informal, suitable for people who has little experience in the visual art and is intimidated by the traditional and serious art history studies.
It includes a brief entertaining study of art history, and studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes. In this course, you will learn how to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms, based on the following:
Description: A work of art from an objective point of view – its physical attributes, and formal construction.
Analysis: look at a work of art that combines physical attributes with subjective statements based on the viewer’s reaction to the work.
Context: Historical, religious, or environmental information that surrounds a particular work of art.
Meaning: A statement of the work’s content. A message or narrative expressed by the subject matter.
Judgment: A critical point of view about a work of art concerning its aesthetic or cultural value.
We guarantee a fun and inspiring Sunday afternoon with art. You will be able to interpret works of art based on this five-step system; explain the processes involved in artistic production; identify the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic issues that artists examine in their work; and explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and world cultures.
Course includes museum visits. Course material included.
Course language: English
Class size: max. 6
Age requirement: 12 and above
Meeting point: front of Gemäldegalerie ticket counter
Cancellation policy: Refund possible with 24 hours notice. In case of no-show, no refund will be awarded.