Anyone interested in the works of Caravaggio would learn a lot from this
Very knowledgeable presenters
I've taken many art history classes, in person and online (including from the Barnes Foundation, which has an excellent curriculum), but this was a single best class I've taken. The insight into how the perspective changes when viewing the painting head on versus from an angle (as intended) was fascinating. Loved it!
Expertise. Creativity. Originality. Respect for audience.
The speaker was most enthusiastic and loves her subject, that is clear. However, she did not teach me much about looking at a Caravaggio painting. The word "realistic" should be banned from scholarly discourse. What could it possibly really mean? There was way too much detail about this and that Pope or Cardinal or Church Father and not enough real probing into what the paintings are about. Yes, we should know about the historical context and the patrons, but, really, I was not any wiser about that either after listening to as much as I could stand of this lecture. It seems cruel in a way to mention this, but the speaker's spoken English was so heavily accented that I really could not take it. The actual language was very sound, it was just the accent that got to me.