I enjoyed this course. I've been to the Prado and seen Las Meninas and other Velazquez paintings. The lecture covered what I expected. It was interesting to see the influences of the painting. My interest in Velazquez was triggered by reading Amy Sackville's excellent novel "Painter to the King" that imagines what Velazquez was thinking during his lifetime at court, using his paintings as touchpoints.
Ms. Van Houtven gave a great presentation on the history, merits and influence of "Las meninas" by the Spanish court painter, Diego Velazquez.
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I’ve really enjoyed and learned from the lectures I’ve watched. I would encourage you to repeat some you have offered e.g. Caravaggio series.
The instructors were clearly knowledgeable. The visual imagery was well-researched and informative. The discussions have been interesting. However, the audio for two of the presentations was not up to par [ vocal breaking up].