THIS COURSE

Learn how to look at art - for free.

How to look at art? That is the question.

Often when we look at an artwork we think: where should I look? What should I see? On which elements should I focus?

We doubt: why does everyone around me say that this particular masterpiece is so great?

What is worse, we doubt ourselves: I don’t like this piece. Is something wrong with me?

Let’s be honest, it is rare to have art history lessons at schools – or to have a decent amount of hours of it. We have a right to feel intimidated when nobody has taught us before how to look at art. This free course will give you courage and a few tips that will make you feel better when looking at art, regardless of whether you’ve had any art expertise before or not.

Seeing art is one thing – but there is also feeling art. We will talk about this as well. Because – as with all fruits of human creativity and genius – art is something that can be perceived both intellectually and emotionally.

We hope that this course will make you enjoy art more and make you feel comfortable with it. Even if you have enrolled in our other courses, check this one out beforehand. Enjoy!

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THE AUTHOR

Zuzanna Stańska
Art historian, CEO and Founder of DailyArt. Her hobby is to teach art history in the simplest and most interesting way. After writing the courses about Impressionism, she became a huge fan of it.
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174 COMMENTS

karmamee@naver.com 234 days ago
Very helpful. I got to know some tips for what I should concern when I see paintings
laskarlett@gmail.com 234 days ago
You really manage to transmit your love for art to the reader: you would make even someone who is totally uninterested in art eager to know more and to learn, let alone people like me, who already love art and always want to learn more! Thank you for this course and for encouraging the reader to ask questions and then try to answer them, the best way to learn! Looking forward to take all the other courses! <3
Errika Gerakiti 232 days ago
Fun and interesting course. It really helps if you are not familiar with art. If you are familiar, it gives good points of view and it puts in order your thoughts on what you see.
Atul Rattan 231 days ago
Very helpful to understand Art in a easy way.
Annika Weber 230 days ago
The perfect way for anyone, no matter their experience, to get started at interacting with art, some helpful tips I would not have thought of myself.
Debowski@karakter.pl 230 days ago
Very concise, to the point, and entertaining! Basic stuff, but indispensable as a foundation for experiencing art at a deeper level. Five stars, though there is no Ingres, which is a shame.
18057450176@163.com 228 days ago
The course introduces the general rules of appreciating an artwork to us. I agree with what was written in the course - there is no right or wrong way of looking at art. Our own feelings matter :)
angela.gunn@gmail.com 228 days ago
A charming short course on how to comfortably approach and enjoy art. This is a great level-setting exercise with practical advice and a charming writing style. Thanks so much!
dailyart@merije.nl 227 days ago
This little course pairs very well with the daily art app - I’m writing these questions down and I’ll try to answer them again and again with the art you show me each day. It’s such a comforting thought that art can be about what it means to me, not just to the artist, the critic, and/or the expert. Ty <3
lizzie.g.bruce@gmail.com 227 days ago
Nice non-intimidating intro to art appreciation.
jakub.fojtik1@gmail.com 227 days ago
Thanks a lot for this course! I would be glad to attend more free courses...
mariliagontijo28@gmail.com 227 days ago
Instructions that may sound so simple actually make a huge difference in the way we can experience art. This mini course really shows how small changes in our habits of perception can make us appreciate art beyond just beauty, tackling our emotions as well.
selindenise@gmail.com 227 days ago
Good use of art examples and easy to understand. Would be nice to have your opinion of the pieces and explanation/history of them at the end.
jennifer.nastasi@gmail.com 227 days ago
Very good framework for appreciating art in a way that anyone can follow. Thanks for this quick & useful course!
pamsteeg@hotmail.com 227 days ago
Perfect introduction to art. Thank you!
m.oliveri@sbcglobal.net 226 days ago
I love this course! I do these kinds of tours with groupe where we SEE and FEEL and relate to art! You did a great job in a very short course! Bravo!
billpcostello@gmail.com 226 days ago
The course was educational. I feel it could be improved by giving examples of answers at the end of each lesson, to the questions posed. I appreciate every one will have different ideas, but it would have been helpful to know what experienced art lovers read into the pictures. Am motivated enough to enrol on another course, thank you.
lauramack31@gmail.com 226 days ago
great introduction!
dreynoldstx@gmail.com 225 days ago
Super helpful and great reminders as well as great questions to ask.
jimauckerman@gmail.com 225 days ago
Nice little course. Brief and to the point. It will help the novice to understand part of what their seeing. One important thing I would emphasize is context when possible. Example, it’s hard to understand, say Impressionism or Abstract Impressionism for example, without the knowledge of the artist’s time frame, influences, and the events of their day.
art.cress@gmail.com 225 days ago
Too short course but really interesting and encouraging to learn more about art and how to study it.
justynagaczorek@gmail.com 225 days ago
Overall - a useful introduction. The course could include more interactive material (audio/video). It suggests that other (paid) courses do not use any interactive materials. I guess it's intentional but I would have liked more information about the presented artwork to be revealed at some point after the exercises.
nancy.miwa@gmail.com 225 days ago
Good first step covering the basics.
florfernandez1d@gmail.com 225 days ago
an amazing way to understand art even if you're a novice or english isn't your first language (p.s. me encantaría obtener un diploma)
guidolo@outlook.com 225 days ago
Good. A guide for beginners. Would be nice to have the possibility to get some descriptions and emotions from the author of the course after having done with the execises.
cngzkhrmn@yahoo.com 225 days ago
I want the course be more examples. Thank you
kimm87ly@gmail.com 225 days ago
Great introduction to art and easy to understand.
rana.m.kadry@gmail.com 225 days ago
I really like that it's a very brief course but it says a lot! The questions are very interesting. It's the kind of content you will want to check when you want to refresh your mind before visiting a museum or looking at an online gallery. Thank you!
poorniko@gmail.com 225 days ago
Amazing, thank you!
ordazzeron@outlook.com 224 days ago
Helpful if you are new at this, but you need to have time and be patient.
k.valtetsiotis@gmail.com 224 days ago
A lovely little introduction to appreciating art pieces, for complete amateurs. Perhaps it is outside the scope of this minicourse but I would have liked to hear of the writer's personal feelings on the pieces, as an example in how to express your feelings for what you are looking at, which can be difficult at times. Highly recommend for those with zero experience in art looking to start somewhere!
sorinabiaciu@yahoo.co.uk 224 days ago
Nice class, I wold make the paintings more close as geners, meaning that going from Manet to contemporart artist is kind off “the hard way” especially for begginers :) Thanks S
m_nicoleta123@yahoo.com 224 days ago
It was a really helpful course, it makes you aware of all of the pieces that make an artwork whole and at the same time it helps you understand the way in which the articles of the magazine are written.
klaudiateczar@gmail.com 224 days ago
Great course, interesting.
banks.stephanie49@gmail.com 223 days ago
I thought the complement of questions and suggestions for looking at art were invaluable. It was a well-paced and superbly organized introduction. I look forward to implementing these observational questions in your next courses. Thank you, Stephanie
Jin Rhee 223 days ago
Really enjoyed this course! Sadly, as you've mentioned a few times, it's rather short. BUT: It did make me curious to try out the other courses as well :-) I've got some helpful insights from this course and I love your excitment on art!
Joanne Higinbotham 223 days ago
It would be helpful if you could continuously view the painting while reading the text. Interesting and thought provoking
Plume Palette 223 days ago
A bit simple.
bijilicm321@gmail.com 223 days ago
The course was really helpful. I love art and sometimes feel confused about the ways of seeing it. Thank you for your free course.
siepkevankeulen@gmail.com 222 days ago
Was what I expected it do be. Both a short introductory guided reflection on how to look at art as well as a way to gage at what level I can appreciate art. For people who don't visit museums, perhaps a helpful hand-hold (though that is personal of course), for people who are museum-savvy (which I do consider myself to be) a reassurance.
didus@op.pl 222 days ago
great!
francielle27.fcg@gmail.com 222 days ago
I loved this course.
vedofla@gmail.com 220 days ago
super simple et complet
Jan Pleus 219 days ago
I think it is a good start. It might be useful to advise people not to try and look at every single piece of art exhibited in the museum. Especially if you have the opportunity to visit this museum several times. Make a selection of the artworks you really want to see and spend time on them. An other advice could be to look at the website of the museum. Sometimes (more and more) the museum enables you to make an on line tour on the exhibition. Invest some time to prepare your visit.
rerosado@gmail.com 218 days ago
I really liked it! Objective and approachable. I'll just leave here a couple of little improvement suggestions: to enable the art pieces preview in bigger size and to offer an audio alternative to the text. Thanks!
Cem Ergünay 218 days ago
I really loved the course. However, it would also be nice for the course tutor to put her conclusion out of the masterpieces according to the way of approach which is taught in the course. But this is not a reason to drop star of course.
mary.trumble2@gmail.com 218 days ago
This really made me think and look deeper but I would have liked to be able to view the painting at the same time as being asked the questions I had to keep scrolling backwards and forwards
lhaselsteiner@hotmail.com 218 days ago
Really great starting course! It really opens your eyes. In the end I would have liked it more, if there was some kind of examples or hints for the composition, rhythm, colors, et cetera. For the beginning I always like to see how the professionals do it, to understand how they see and look at the art.
carolclc@yahoo.com.br 218 days ago
I loved it! So simple, yet so enlightening! As l was answering the questions and going back to the art work, I would see even more and come up with a different story about it every time. It made me curious to know the people depicted and also the artists! I want to take these questions with me every time I go to a museum! (And I wish I had them when I went to all those famous museums...). I suggest to have the art work fixed on the screen as we scroll into the questions, would that be possible? I think it would make the suggested reflexion easier. And maybe have the same questions rewritten on the Modern & Contemporary Art lesson. Again, just to make things easier. I loved the course!! I would and will recommend it to friends. (And now I wish there were someone I could share my ideas and insights from the paintings we just saw - and listen to theirs!). Thank you Daily Art for making this course available to us!!
Dana Sasu 217 days ago
It offered a really nice and inclusive perspective on art reception.
mccrindle16@yahoo.co.uk 217 days ago
Very timely. This gives you the questions to ask yourself and think about. The course achieves its aims of making you look deeper. Perhaps needed a little more in the modern art section.
sah_s_s@hotmail.com 217 days ago
Just strikingly enlightening.
Sofia Pinto 216 days ago
A good beginner's course in how to look at art. Despite being short, it is consice and gives useful tips in how to appreciate and feel art. Many feel overwhelmed by what they do not understand and believe to be much deeper and requiring knowledge the person does not have, but with this short course, anyone can feel ready to look at art and experience it. It is a good way to start a possible second course related to the same subject, something more in depth, explaining how art experts look at art, for example. It could also be interesting to make short videos about it, to engage people while guiding them through the explanation.
wynette.weaver@gmail.com 216 days ago
I wish there had been some description of what one might notice about the painting after seeing it. For instance, the girl's expression, sad. The reflection in the mirror of the man talking to her, but in the painting she is looking straight ahead, there is the customers reflection in the mirror with one lady highlighted. The bar lady could be sad that she isn't this woman. Colors are subdued so bargirl stands out. This way students could revisit painting. Any other possibilities could be included, like why a plate of uneaten oranges. This is a great app! Excellent. So glad I found it.
sohel@ieee.org 216 days ago
It is very nice! Do you have any plan to make video lessons?
emsar.su@pm.me 214 days ago
Lesson learned.... advance toward a work of art in the loneliness of our own truth.
isabelgranja@gmail.com 214 days ago
thank you for these instructions, and for the free course
davidbowsaw@gmail.com 214 days ago
Very brief, but to the point. Makes you think and that is what all good art should do.
david___bolton@hotmail.com 214 days ago
Thought provoking. Very enjoyable.
Iman Traveler 214 days ago
fantastic course thanks alot. it was great.
i.larson@sasktel.net 214 days ago
Loved the course: short, helpful and easy to follow.
Nadia Paz Rocchietti 211 days ago
I liked it a lot! Very helpuful for people that does not have any preconcepts about art.
landeros1975@hotmail.com 211 days ago
Good, On the computer it was easy to translate the entire page, from English to Spanish
zersen@gmail.com 210 days ago
I like it as an intro to other courses. This is true of course and I've been doing this type of 'seeing the art' since always. I know this is the general course but to tempt me to continue with other I would love to see your angle at 2 paintings presented in this free course. To show what one might expect from more detailed courses.
yussenova@gmail.com 209 days ago
Thank you for the course. In fact, even though the course is short and written things are quite easy familiar, this little "manual" really helps, especially with the genre paintings. In particular, I like the "Feelings" section, an approach to imagine myself as a participant in the picture. I have already turned to this "immersion technique" several times.
Anna Maria Zinner 209 days ago
I've never actually read or learned anything about how to look at art, so this was a good starting point!
sdpride1@cox.net 208 days ago
I enjoyed the short course and appreciated the basic intent however I would have liked to see some further exploration of the two art pieces. Perhaps a few ideas of what one "might see" or feel to get an understanding of the differences that can be garnered from a single piece.
asia.gawalkiewicz@gmail.com 208 days ago
If you want to learn how to look at art an understand why are particular pieces popular, that's your course. Although, a little bit more about looking at modern art would be nice.
irisojavee@gmail.com 207 days ago
I really enjoyed the guiding questions when looking at art, and I do feel more trust in my opinions and how I look at art. Thank you for the lovely course!
andreiss04@yahoo.com 207 days ago
Great, now I undertand deeper how to see and not to look the art , piece with better feelings.
jan.mels@gmail.com 207 days ago
It'd be even more intresting if in e.g. Manet's work you'd give some tips like e.g. did you see the green shoes from the girl above the crowd
ryankorosec@gmail.com 206 days ago
Great introduction with lots of things to think about.
krestuccia@verizon.net 206 days ago
This is a lovely, simple (but not simplistic) little course. Perfect for anyone wishing to begin to understand how to interact with art. Well done!
Noelle Perez Sansaricq 206 days ago
Great little intro! I like the set up and text quality. It makes me want to try the other courses and I don’t mind pay for for!
alissoncabe78@gmail.com 200 days ago
I really appreiate how the couse is organized and how useful it is. I have got no doubt that my next stop in a museum or gallery of art will be totally different, and because of the course it will. I just woul like to get a certificate as clousure gift (waiting). Daily Art is amazing in everything, tho.
sabrinaodoguardio@gmail.com 200 days ago
I really like this course! Most of all, the questionts 👏🏻 And the most important thing in art: TIME. Thank you very much.
bluek68@gmail.com 199 days ago
Good course. Clear and concrete. It gives us the basic (but not less important) steps to enjoy art.
sophiecjones@yahoo.com.au 199 days ago
Great little course! Just what I need to make me curious for more Art. Thank you.
Kauê Gropelo 198 days ago
Perfect! It shows how looking at art is something that can be done by literally everyone. People usually shy away from making commentaries on the piece of art they are seeing, or sometimes they feel like it "means nothing", but there is always so much more to it. Anyone can relate to a piece of art on an emotional level, and that's what beautiful about art. There's no "right" or 'wrong", there's only "what are you thinking?". Love the course!
clemencedeligny@yahoo.fr 197 days ago
Basic and simple, but so helpful. Looking at art is really like meditating :)
miriamzwaan71@gmail.com 197 days ago
Nice start! Gives some real good starting points for looking at art.
bronte.anderson@gmail.com 195 days ago
Covers the basics. Now I want to know more about the composition of the painting and what the artist intended to express viz emotions
sophiebreitenberger@web.de 195 days ago
<3
Roberta Belloni 193 days ago
Thank you for educating me. I feel more confident now and I will certainly apply all the suggestions I was given to the next masterpiece I will look at. Please keep adding courses. So far, I love them - In fact, I just bought all of them
moonstoone@wp.pl 193 days ago
It is realy very short and basic course. There are some tips but I expected something more-how to interpreted art, what is important at, some important clues, one deep case study. The course is too shallow.
Wa Haha 193 days ago
I love this course. It's exactly what I need to better enjoy art!
Camille De Mareigne 192 days ago
Interesting training that gives ideas and opens our mind. Thanks!
Alan Bush 191 days ago
Lot's of good questions posed Anxious to continue with the other lessons. DailyArt has been such a pleasure to my life during these times. ab
Marija Canjuga 191 days ago
The course is great. The concept is clear, it has everything you have to mention about the main theme, and it is simply to follow it.
ubehrens700@gmail.com 190 days ago
Surprisingly short but to the point, I thought it would be videos but to read and have time to look at the paintings was better... maybe if one could have made them bigger, to focus on them. Thank you
Claudia Bognar Sanders 190 days ago
Nice, short introduction to viewing art.
jlittle217@hotmail.com 190 days ago
The suggestions made me look at the artwork differently.
premvenkatesh@hotmail.com 188 days ago
Short and sweet
Laura Lotta Andersson 186 days ago
This course makes you want to see the paintings in real, not only through your screen.
kelgomes.13@gmail.com 186 days ago
Great lessons! Thank you! I confess that I was waiting for some analysis on the artworks. I learned about the personal relationship with the images and that there is no right or wrong, but I was still curious about your vision.
Gabriela Morcillo 185 days ago
This course enables me to face any work of art!
cmarginet@shaw.ca 184 days ago
This quick, introductory, and free! course was an excellent introduction to looking at art. The three pieces of art work - two historical and one contemporary - were well chosen.
aydan.a.ali@gmail.com 183 days ago
great course)
rodrigo.salazar@yahoo.com 179 days ago
Great App
spyridonzotos@hotmail.com 179 days ago
Thank you very much
ashr.arq@gmail.com 179 days ago
Congratulations! A brief but complete and powerful way to start to immerse in the world of art. Thanks a lot.
Abby Altshuler 179 days ago
Thanks, that was fun. I'm an artist so it gave me a refresher not only on what to look for, but what to aim for.
carolinarj8@hotmail.com 176 days ago
Obrigado pelo curso. Aprender a apreciar uma obra de arte requer tempo e muito estudo. Quando visito museus eu pesquiso antes sobre algumas obras e vou em busca delas para apreciar seu esplendor e detalhes que não vemos nos livros. um abraço desde o Chile.
Gabor Jenei 175 days ago
I'm not a professional art person, but I always been attracted by artworks. This mini course gave me the push to go deeper in this misterious world called ART. Thank you for that!
crittersteve@gmail.com 172 days ago
Not much. But worth the price.
Efraín Sánchez 170 days ago
Good
tuscanypasta@gmail.com 167 days ago
A good introduction; thank you. The course writer asked a lot of questions. As a final section to this course, I would have liked her/him to share some personal answers.
cravovermelho@gmail.com 166 days ago
A very nice, concise, and easy introduction to art appreciation though nothing really new I couldn't figure out. By the time I saw Manet's Bar at Folies-Bergère couldn't but to remind historian David Olusoga words in BBC's documentary series Cilvilisations: https://twitter.com/bbcarts/status/1088484622906855424?lang=es
roxyfranz15@gmail.com 164 days ago
Thank you for this great free course. Especially I liked practical parts!
lissafoley@icloud.com 162 days ago
Insightful- thank you 😊
ninilk514@gmail.com 162 days ago
Awesome to make these courses more readily available, especially as we are quarentining. I am looking forward to seeing what else i can learn.
Anne 162 days ago
We are long-time art aficionados, but this course was thought-provoking; had never thought about what noises we might hear if the art work were to come to life. Excellent!
xuanraoliu@gmail.com 159 days ago
I really love this course on how to look at art. It is a great introduction to provoke thinking and show different perspectives on seeing a painting:) It helps me to learn that art is very personal that could resonate various feelings of audiences. It also helps the artists to think from a viewer's perspective and may assist them with composing their artwork to have an impact and its unique value:)
theritzpoole@gmail.com 154 days ago
Definitely thought provoking and opened the door to a new way of approaching an art work. Would welcome more on abstract modern as still have a problem getting the most from such artwork!
pientka.valerie99@gmail.com 150 days ago
Great questions to elicit thinking about the art.
grossi.li@googlemail.com 150 days ago
Great Introduction course! Although you believe there is no right or wrong in art, I would have enjoyed some "solutions" in form of suggestions to the questions. To find out something new, something I might not have seen/felt yet.
asfaltics@gmail.com 150 days ago
Simple and basic concepts to find meaningful understanding of pieces of art
suziedaniells@yahoo.com.au 150 days ago
Good intro, yhankyou.
altheacarissa@gmail.com 149 days ago
I love it so much! Thank you. I've learned a lot from this course, which I never knew before. I thought the artists are tricking us when we loom at their artworks, but I've learned to trust in it and look what it means from the artist and mine. Thank you for giving this course for free! I've appreciated art because of this. Have a nice day and God bless!
joan1251@gmail.com 149 days ago
I just took the course and found it to be a good way to reconnect with art after so many museum free months due to the COVID 19 quarantine.. While the information wasn't new it was a very helpful and satisfying reminder of the basics in how to best experience artwork. Thank you..
Antzuca22@yahoo.com 149 days ago
This is the first step in understanding art. Thank you!
jfhunnicutt@icloud.com 148 days ago
I get your idea of appreciating a work of art of which we are not familiar. I would appreciate a guided video approach and them information about the artists.
batool0y@hotmail.com 146 days ago
Would love a certificate
nishantbharadwaj446@gmail.com 144 days ago
Found it really helpful. As someone who likes abstract expressionism, I found it quite helpful.
a.bekraoui@live.nl 144 days ago
Interesting course, simple but great information to enjoy art even more. It gives confidence and I have to give credits to the writer! Very funny and well written, thank you. Last but not least I appreciate how Daily Art can bring so much joy and doesn't push to much to buy. I don't have a lot of money, but you don't make me feel poor, plus what you get for the prices here is amazing! Something worth saving for
kriti794@gmail.com 144 days ago
It was good. However more examples would have been appreciated.
Boris Kipnis 142 days ago
Thank you i really like it.
Jean Bates 141 days ago
It's short, but to the point. It will help me to look at art in a different way from now on
Lori Mills 141 days ago
This course gives so many specific tips for interacting with art rather than just looking at it. It demystifies the painting so that each person can relate to it in their own unique way. I am looking forward to learning about French Impressionist paintings in the next course now!
hockeypirate1@yahoo.com 141 days ago
I love art. At museums, exhibitions, galleries, etc. I stop, look, and move on to the next piece. This short course has taught me not just to look, but to see the art. To notice details, how the piece makes me feel, to appreciate the colors, the emotion of the artist. Highly recommend this course for a brief but essential guide to appreciating, understanding and expanding the art we see.
Şakir Yıldız 139 days ago
It was pretty good, ı wish ıt had been longer
njpy.rrmi@gmail.com 138 days ago
I liked it so much, I appreciate how welcome it is and how you target the exact problem I and many other people have, trust in our opinion toward how we look at art. I will have loved to have a bigger and extended course, but I couldn't pay it just yet. Thanks again I'm going to practice my new steps and develop my confidence looking at art.
Giuliano Gaia 137 days ago
Super simple course, but not easy. All the right questions one should ask himself in front of an artwork.
byronjones8@gmail.com 137 days ago
Very useful for an Artnovice. Thank you.
Aruna Mettler 136 days ago
For me this was a refresher course. I liked the concise and specific points discussed. I find the newsletter informative and educational. Thank you.
carmal.ent@gmail.com 136 days ago
Really enjoyed this will definitely enroll in the next course
tishalr@gmail.com 132 days ago
I love this mini course. I teach art history. You have given me many ideas on how to structure my classes so that my students can have a deeper understanding of what they are looking at. Your exercises will be extremely useful in helping them to get more out of art that does not immediately appeal to them. Thank you
beverlyjanebalagot2020@gmail.com 131 days ago
Thank you for this free course.
l.wagenaars@gmail.com 128 days ago
Truly wonderfull mini-beginner-course. And that for free. Easy to read writing style and humor.
Sarkadi-Kruk Orsolya 125 days ago
A modern art course would be great, or how to understand modert art... Thanks! I love your site!!
achizzoni@gmail.com 112 days ago
The matter is more intriguing of what you could think at first sight. Yuo ask the right questions and they resonate. good
SALLYMILLICK@GMAIL.COM 111 days ago
Good intro to someone new to viewing art. I am a bit experienced. My only suggestion is that though your point was viewing art is a personal thing, I think it would be interesting to point out examples of things the viewer may not see with just cursory look. With the Manet for example, I was fascinated when someone pointed out the reflection in the mirror - after I'd viewed it several times. Thanks!
cyberisak@gmail.com 110 days ago
I enjoyed the tongue in cheek tone (Aren't you glad you didn't pay for this course; put down your phone). I love the impressionists and I know this Manet, seen it many times (tho only once in person), but your questions did cause me to look at it more closely than ever before. I am now intrigued by the one patron all in white sitting amongst the other darker ones. My only suggestion for layout is that it would be good to be able to see the questions and the painting side by side. I found having to go back and forth between the two a little distracting. Othewise, bravo!
piotr.raclawski@gmail.com 108 days ago
This basic course was useful as it has confirmed my intuition to pick up only a few pictures in the gallery and spend a lot of time at each of them in a "structured "way described in the course.
eap1939@outlook.com 103 days ago
The course made me want to study a piece of art rather than just look at it. Very worthwhile in just a few moments time. Would have printed the basic hints if program allowed it.
johnmartin54@gmail.com 97 days ago
Nice, a good thought-provoking introduction. I only wish it had been a little longer!
navid8plus@gmail.com 85 days ago
It's a good start but i was looking for more answers rather than questions because most of the time i know how i feel about a painting but i don't know exactly why is it considered to be a masterpiece ,and what makes it so great .nonetheless i enjoyed this course very much ,thank you .
ebseixas@globo.com 85 days ago
Very nice as a preliminary course of how to see Art. It certainly will enhance my perception and the pleasure in the future. My only comment is that would be nice to have your answers for all the questions made during the course. In my opinion it will help still more the learning...
Edna Lopez-Rodriguez 85 days ago
A very good course for beginners! And I'm so happy it's free and accessible!
Ricksmns@gmail.com 80 days ago
Good starter. A few more examples clarifying what we could be looking for (eg examples of how movement is expressed) would have been helpful.
angelicamartinezgon@gmail.com 80 days ago
Muy bueno como una primera mirsda para apreciar el arte, espero con ansias una versión más profunda para seguir aprendiendo. Gracias por el curso.
maribel_eo@hotmail.com 76 days ago
I think it's great how you share your knowledge with these courses, that are very easy to understand and to apply. Thank you!!
anaorovaz@hotmail.com 70 days ago
Excellent, practical tips for everyday use! I do believe that looking at art with these tips can be therapeutic :)
Luis Antonio 68 days ago
Very good simple introduction. A helpful starting point.
Carlos GUTIERREZ 67 days ago
I liked the overview very much! I am an Engineer very new to Art, so the introduction was detailed enough for me. As an example for new students of art, I would have liked to read answers to all the questions, even if they were interpretations or feelings from the author. It would give us examples of how an art piece could have different reactions. Art also includes other forms, like sculptures or ceramics. I would have liked to see at least five other pieces that evoked diverse thoughts and feelings.
madanielept@gmail.com 67 days ago
Thanks for the opportunity to learn more how to see arts.
sofipolar@hotmail.com 66 days ago
Love it, makes me to encourage myself for my feeling what the art is evoked me.
monika_dmitruk@wp.pl 59 days ago
I really like the statement about meditation actually when I goes deeper into the picture I have a sense of detachment from reality...
Diana Place 59 days ago
I enjoy everything you do and how you do it.
sheath345@gmail.com 53 days ago
Informative and fun!
Silvano Venturi 51 days ago
Mi è sembrato un po'troppo breve per cercare di capire l'arte per me che sono un neofita. Avrei gradito alcune considerazioni critiche sui quadri rappresentati. Ad es. L'ultima opera inserita nel periodo contemporaneo mi ha fatto capire che l'autore ha voluto rappresentare 2 stati d'animo con un colore caldo ed uno freddo ma, siccome quello caldo prevale nelle dimensioni rispetto l'altro, egli fa vedere a chi lo osserva anche i tocchi di pennello, le sfumature, la possibilità di alternare anche con ombreggiature la parte colorata in rosso. Forse, in quel momento, l'autore voleva rappresentare il suo stato d'animo nella vita.
Alexandre Neves 46 days ago
Excellent introductory course to art and also an excellent choice to provide a free mini-course. I would like to see a tiny bit more content regarding the paintings, perhaps some answers to the proposed answers, so newcomers can have a sense of comparison of what to think about. But t'was a great read and contemplation time, can't wait to jump to the following courses :)
laurabelini@yahoo.com.br 45 days ago
It would be nice if there were some answers to the questions about the pieces as an example of a line of thought. Also a couple more of art works with some comments and simple analysis about it as an example. Thanks :)
susanmolfetas@gmail.com 40 days ago
Very helpful. Thank you.
adrian.widlak@onet.pl 29 days ago
W ciągu 3 lat zajęć z historii sztuki uczyłem się o artystach, nurtach i okresach w sztuce. Słuchałem lub czytałem interpretacje całego mnóstwa dzieł. I nikt przez cały ten czas nie powiedział mi, że mogę patrzeć na sztukę po swojemu. Kurs dał mi masę frajdy, a także rozpalił moją ciekawość w dziedzinie samodzielnego poznawania sztuki. Szczerze polecam.
sharonmcconway@hotmail.com 26 days ago
Fantastic for new to art students, anyone with a keen interest and knowledge of art will not gain anything as its a very basic introduction to what you should feel and look for. I will happily sit with my child and go through this and recommend to friends that dont understand art from impressionism upwards
varelaalexa@hotmail.com 26 days ago
Easy to comprehend
Anastasiia Gryn 24 days ago
Very helpful, thank you :)
evoloshyna@gmail.com 23 days ago
A very nice course for ones, who starts getting interested in art and in possible ways to conceive it. I think it would be great to have the course expert answers to at least some of the listed questions in the very end of the course, so that the student can have something to agree or disagree with, instead of being “on his own” with his answers. For me, I’m doing one more thing: searching for some small part of the painting or other piece of art, which looks ideally depicted to me. Then I can just keep enjoying it for some time, while gazing on the color, lines, proportions and so on:) In current painting for me it is a glass with flowers in front of the woman.
Mary Helen 23 days ago
Thanks! The course is fine just to have a little contact with art when you dont know much about the subject.
graziela.evangelista@yahoo.com.br 21 days ago
Helpful and interest for everyone that needs a little bit of confidence and tips to look and think in art.
teresaella13@googlemail.com 16 days ago
Great start, very nicely and entertaining written with interesting information. Would have been nice to get some "reveals" about the presented masterpieces.
Mark Brennan 8 days ago
The most important thing I learned from this course that art needs time. Also trying to see rather than just look. Discovering what the work means to me, rather than describing or defining the work for someone else.
liftnrun2@yahoo.com 8 days ago
I really appreciate the content and approach. I know I'm going to enjoy taking more of your courses.
Art in General

How To Look At Art (Free Course)

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  • 38 min
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  • 4 masterpieces
  • average rating 4.6
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Learn how to look at art - for free.

How to look at art? That is the question.

Often when we look at an artwork we think: where should I look? What should I see? On which elements should I focus?

We doubt: why does everyone around me say that this particular masterpiece is so great?

What is worse, we doubt ourselves: I don’t like this piece. Is something wrong with me?

Let’s be honest, it is rare to have art history lessons at schools – or to have a decent amount of hours of it. We have a right to feel intimidated when nobody has taught us before how to look at art. This free course will give you courage and a few tips that will make you feel better when looking at art, regardless of whether you’ve had any art expertise before or not.

Seeing art is one thing – but there is also feeling art. We will talk about this as well. Because – as with all fruits of human creativity and genius – art is something that can be perceived both intellectually and emotionally.

We hope that this course will make you enjoy art more and make you feel comfortable with it. Even if you have enrolled in our other courses, check this one out beforehand. Enjoy!

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Zuzanna Stańska
Art historian, CEO and Founder of DailyArt. Her hobby is to teach art history in the simplest and most interesting way. After writing the courses about Impressionism, she became a huge fan of it.
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Lesson 1: Intro

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Lesson 2: Seeing

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Lesson 3: Feeling

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Lesson 4: Modern & Contemporary Art

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174 COMMENTS

karmamee@naver.com 234 days ago
Very helpful. I got to know some tips for what I should concern when I see paintings
laskarlett@gmail.com 234 days ago
You really manage to transmit your love for art to the reader: you would make even someone who is totally uninterested in art eager to know more and to learn, let alone people like me, who already love art and always want to learn more! Thank you for this course and for encouraging the reader to ask questions and then try to answer them, the best way to learn! Looking forward to take all the other courses! <3
Errika Gerakiti 232 days ago
Fun and interesting course. It really helps if you are not familiar with art. If you are familiar, it gives good points of view and it puts in order your thoughts on what you see.
Atul Rattan 231 days ago
Very helpful to understand Art in a easy way.
Annika Weber 230 days ago
The perfect way for anyone, no matter their experience, to get started at interacting with art, some helpful tips I would not have thought of myself.
Debowski@karakter.pl 230 days ago
Very concise, to the point, and entertaining! Basic stuff, but indispensable as a foundation for experiencing art at a deeper level. Five stars, though there is no Ingres, which is a shame.
18057450176@163.com 228 days ago
The course introduces the general rules of appreciating an artwork to us. I agree with what was written in the course - there is no right or wrong way of looking at art. Our own feelings matter :)
angela.gunn@gmail.com 228 days ago
A charming short course on how to comfortably approach and enjoy art. This is a great level-setting exercise with practical advice and a charming writing style. Thanks so much!
dailyart@merije.nl 227 days ago
This little course pairs very well with the daily art app - I’m writing these questions down and I’ll try to answer them again and again with the art you show me each day. It’s such a comforting thought that art can be about what it means to me, not just to the artist, the critic, and/or the expert. Ty <3
lizzie.g.bruce@gmail.com 227 days ago
Nice non-intimidating intro to art appreciation.
jakub.fojtik1@gmail.com 227 days ago
Thanks a lot for this course! I would be glad to attend more free courses...
mariliagontijo28@gmail.com 227 days ago
Instructions that may sound so simple actually make a huge difference in the way we can experience art. This mini course really shows how small changes in our habits of perception can make us appreciate art beyond just beauty, tackling our emotions as well.
selindenise@gmail.com 227 days ago
Good use of art examples and easy to understand. Would be nice to have your opinion of the pieces and explanation/history of them at the end.
jennifer.nastasi@gmail.com 227 days ago
Very good framework for appreciating art in a way that anyone can follow. Thanks for this quick & useful course!
pamsteeg@hotmail.com 227 days ago
Perfect introduction to art. Thank you!
m.oliveri@sbcglobal.net 226 days ago
I love this course! I do these kinds of tours with groupe where we SEE and FEEL and relate to art! You did a great job in a very short course! Bravo!
billpcostello@gmail.com 226 days ago
The course was educational. I feel it could be improved by giving examples of answers at the end of each lesson, to the questions posed. I appreciate every one will have different ideas, but it would have been helpful to know what experienced art lovers read into the pictures. Am motivated enough to enrol on another course, thank you.
lauramack31@gmail.com 226 days ago
great introduction!
dreynoldstx@gmail.com 225 days ago
Super helpful and great reminders as well as great questions to ask.
jimauckerman@gmail.com 225 days ago
Nice little course. Brief and to the point. It will help the novice to understand part of what their seeing. One important thing I would emphasize is context when possible. Example, it’s hard to understand, say Impressionism or Abstract Impressionism for example, without the knowledge of the artist’s time frame, influences, and the events of their day.
art.cress@gmail.com 225 days ago
Too short course but really interesting and encouraging to learn more about art and how to study it.
justynagaczorek@gmail.com 225 days ago
Overall - a useful introduction. The course could include more interactive material (audio/video). It suggests that other (paid) courses do not use any interactive materials. I guess it's intentional but I would have liked more information about the presented artwork to be revealed at some point after the exercises.
nancy.miwa@gmail.com 225 days ago
Good first step covering the basics.
florfernandez1d@gmail.com 225 days ago
an amazing way to understand art even if you're a novice or english isn't your first language (p.s. me encantaría obtener un diploma)
guidolo@outlook.com 225 days ago
Good. A guide for beginners. Would be nice to have the possibility to get some descriptions and emotions from the author of the course after having done with the execises.
cngzkhrmn@yahoo.com 225 days ago
I want the course be more examples. Thank you
kimm87ly@gmail.com 225 days ago
Great introduction to art and easy to understand.
rana.m.kadry@gmail.com 225 days ago
I really like that it's a very brief course but it says a lot! The questions are very interesting. It's the kind of content you will want to check when you want to refresh your mind before visiting a museum or looking at an online gallery. Thank you!
poorniko@gmail.com 225 days ago
Amazing, thank you!
ordazzeron@outlook.com 224 days ago
Helpful if you are new at this, but you need to have time and be patient.
k.valtetsiotis@gmail.com 224 days ago
A lovely little introduction to appreciating art pieces, for complete amateurs. Perhaps it is outside the scope of this minicourse but I would have liked to hear of the writer's personal feelings on the pieces, as an example in how to express your feelings for what you are looking at, which can be difficult at times. Highly recommend for those with zero experience in art looking to start somewhere!
sorinabiaciu@yahoo.co.uk 224 days ago
Nice class, I wold make the paintings more close as geners, meaning that going from Manet to contemporart artist is kind off “the hard way” especially for begginers :) Thanks S
m_nicoleta123@yahoo.com 224 days ago
It was a really helpful course, it makes you aware of all of the pieces that make an artwork whole and at the same time it helps you understand the way in which the articles of the magazine are written.
klaudiateczar@gmail.com 224 days ago
Great course, interesting.
banks.stephanie49@gmail.com 223 days ago
I thought the complement of questions and suggestions for looking at art were invaluable. It was a well-paced and superbly organized introduction. I look forward to implementing these observational questions in your next courses. Thank you, Stephanie
Jin Rhee 223 days ago
Really enjoyed this course! Sadly, as you've mentioned a few times, it's rather short. BUT: It did make me curious to try out the other courses as well :-) I've got some helpful insights from this course and I love your excitment on art!
Joanne Higinbotham 223 days ago
It would be helpful if you could continuously view the painting while reading the text. Interesting and thought provoking
Plume Palette 223 days ago
A bit simple.
bijilicm321@gmail.com 223 days ago
The course was really helpful. I love art and sometimes feel confused about the ways of seeing it. Thank you for your free course.
siepkevankeulen@gmail.com 222 days ago
Was what I expected it do be. Both a short introductory guided reflection on how to look at art as well as a way to gage at what level I can appreciate art. For people who don't visit museums, perhaps a helpful hand-hold (though that is personal of course), for people who are museum-savvy (which I do consider myself to be) a reassurance.
didus@op.pl 222 days ago
great!
francielle27.fcg@gmail.com 222 days ago
I loved this course.
vedofla@gmail.com 220 days ago
super simple et complet
Jan Pleus 219 days ago
I think it is a good start. It might be useful to advise people not to try and look at every single piece of art exhibited in the museum. Especially if you have the opportunity to visit this museum several times. Make a selection of the artworks you really want to see and spend time on them. An other advice could be to look at the website of the museum. Sometimes (more and more) the museum enables you to make an on line tour on the exhibition. Invest some time to prepare your visit.
rerosado@gmail.com 218 days ago
I really liked it! Objective and approachable. I'll just leave here a couple of little improvement suggestions: to enable the art pieces preview in bigger size and to offer an audio alternative to the text. Thanks!
Cem Ergünay 218 days ago
I really loved the course. However, it would also be nice for the course tutor to put her conclusion out of the masterpieces according to the way of approach which is taught in the course. But this is not a reason to drop star of course.
mary.trumble2@gmail.com 218 days ago
This really made me think and look deeper but I would have liked to be able to view the painting at the same time as being asked the questions I had to keep scrolling backwards and forwards
lhaselsteiner@hotmail.com 218 days ago
Really great starting course! It really opens your eyes. In the end I would have liked it more, if there was some kind of examples or hints for the composition, rhythm, colors, et cetera. For the beginning I always like to see how the professionals do it, to understand how they see and look at the art.
carolclc@yahoo.com.br 218 days ago
I loved it! So simple, yet so enlightening! As l was answering the questions and going back to the art work, I would see even more and come up with a different story about it every time. It made me curious to know the people depicted and also the artists! I want to take these questions with me every time I go to a museum! (And I wish I had them when I went to all those famous museums...). I suggest to have the art work fixed on the screen as we scroll into the questions, would that be possible? I think it would make the suggested reflexion easier. And maybe have the same questions rewritten on the Modern & Contemporary Art lesson. Again, just to make things easier. I loved the course!! I would and will recommend it to friends. (And now I wish there were someone I could share my ideas and insights from the paintings we just saw - and listen to theirs!). Thank you Daily Art for making this course available to us!!
Dana Sasu 217 days ago
It offered a really nice and inclusive perspective on art reception.
mccrindle16@yahoo.co.uk 217 days ago
Very timely. This gives you the questions to ask yourself and think about. The course achieves its aims of making you look deeper. Perhaps needed a little more in the modern art section.
sah_s_s@hotmail.com 217 days ago
Just strikingly enlightening.
Sofia Pinto 216 days ago
A good beginner's course in how to look at art. Despite being short, it is consice and gives useful tips in how to appreciate and feel art. Many feel overwhelmed by what they do not understand and believe to be much deeper and requiring knowledge the person does not have, but with this short course, anyone can feel ready to look at art and experience it. It is a good way to start a possible second course related to the same subject, something more in depth, explaining how art experts look at art, for example. It could also be interesting to make short videos about it, to engage people while guiding them through the explanation.
wynette.weaver@gmail.com 216 days ago
I wish there had been some description of what one might notice about the painting after seeing it. For instance, the girl's expression, sad. The reflection in the mirror of the man talking to her, but in the painting she is looking straight ahead, there is the customers reflection in the mirror with one lady highlighted. The bar lady could be sad that she isn't this woman. Colors are subdued so bargirl stands out. This way students could revisit painting. Any other possibilities could be included, like why a plate of uneaten oranges. This is a great app! Excellent. So glad I found it.
sohel@ieee.org 216 days ago
It is very nice! Do you have any plan to make video lessons?
emsar.su@pm.me 214 days ago
Lesson learned.... advance toward a work of art in the loneliness of our own truth.
isabelgranja@gmail.com 214 days ago
thank you for these instructions, and for the free course
davidbowsaw@gmail.com 214 days ago
Very brief, but to the point. Makes you think and that is what all good art should do.
david___bolton@hotmail.com 214 days ago
Thought provoking. Very enjoyable.
Iman Traveler 214 days ago
fantastic course thanks alot. it was great.
i.larson@sasktel.net 214 days ago
Loved the course: short, helpful and easy to follow.
Nadia Paz Rocchietti 211 days ago
I liked it a lot! Very helpuful for people that does not have any preconcepts about art.
landeros1975@hotmail.com 211 days ago
Good, On the computer it was easy to translate the entire page, from English to Spanish
zersen@gmail.com 210 days ago
I like it as an intro to other courses. This is true of course and I've been doing this type of 'seeing the art' since always. I know this is the general course but to tempt me to continue with other I would love to see your angle at 2 paintings presented in this free course. To show what one might expect from more detailed courses.
yussenova@gmail.com 209 days ago
Thank you for the course. In fact, even though the course is short and written things are quite easy familiar, this little "manual" really helps, especially with the genre paintings. In particular, I like the "Feelings" section, an approach to imagine myself as a participant in the picture. I have already turned to this "immersion technique" several times.
Anna Maria Zinner 209 days ago
I've never actually read or learned anything about how to look at art, so this was a good starting point!
sdpride1@cox.net 208 days ago
I enjoyed the short course and appreciated the basic intent however I would have liked to see some further exploration of the two art pieces. Perhaps a few ideas of what one "might see" or feel to get an understanding of the differences that can be garnered from a single piece.
asia.gawalkiewicz@gmail.com 208 days ago
If you want to learn how to look at art an understand why are particular pieces popular, that's your course. Although, a little bit more about looking at modern art would be nice.
irisojavee@gmail.com 207 days ago
I really enjoyed the guiding questions when looking at art, and I do feel more trust in my opinions and how I look at art. Thank you for the lovely course!
andreiss04@yahoo.com 207 days ago
Great, now I undertand deeper how to see and not to look the art , piece with better feelings.
jan.mels@gmail.com 207 days ago
It'd be even more intresting if in e.g. Manet's work you'd give some tips like e.g. did you see the green shoes from the girl above the crowd
ryankorosec@gmail.com 206 days ago
Great introduction with lots of things to think about.
krestuccia@verizon.net 206 days ago
This is a lovely, simple (but not simplistic) little course. Perfect for anyone wishing to begin to understand how to interact with art. Well done!
Noelle Perez Sansaricq 206 days ago
Great little intro! I like the set up and text quality. It makes me want to try the other courses and I don’t mind pay for for!
alissoncabe78@gmail.com 200 days ago
I really appreiate how the couse is organized and how useful it is. I have got no doubt that my next stop in a museum or gallery of art will be totally different, and because of the course it will. I just woul like to get a certificate as clousure gift (waiting). Daily Art is amazing in everything, tho.
sabrinaodoguardio@gmail.com 200 days ago
I really like this course! Most of all, the questionts 👏🏻 And the most important thing in art: TIME. Thank you very much.
bluek68@gmail.com 199 days ago
Good course. Clear and concrete. It gives us the basic (but not less important) steps to enjoy art.
sophiecjones@yahoo.com.au 199 days ago
Great little course! Just what I need to make me curious for more Art. Thank you.
Kauê Gropelo 198 days ago
Perfect! It shows how looking at art is something that can be done by literally everyone. People usually shy away from making commentaries on the piece of art they are seeing, or sometimes they feel like it "means nothing", but there is always so much more to it. Anyone can relate to a piece of art on an emotional level, and that's what beautiful about art. There's no "right" or 'wrong", there's only "what are you thinking?". Love the course!
clemencedeligny@yahoo.fr 197 days ago
Basic and simple, but so helpful. Looking at art is really like meditating :)
miriamzwaan71@gmail.com 197 days ago
Nice start! Gives some real good starting points for looking at art.
bronte.anderson@gmail.com 195 days ago
Covers the basics. Now I want to know more about the composition of the painting and what the artist intended to express viz emotions
sophiebreitenberger@web.de 195 days ago
<3
Roberta Belloni 193 days ago
Thank you for educating me. I feel more confident now and I will certainly apply all the suggestions I was given to the next masterpiece I will look at. Please keep adding courses. So far, I love them - In fact, I just bought all of them
moonstoone@wp.pl 193 days ago
It is realy very short and basic course. There are some tips but I expected something more-how to interpreted art, what is important at, some important clues, one deep case study. The course is too shallow.
Wa Haha 193 days ago
I love this course. It's exactly what I need to better enjoy art!
Camille De Mareigne 192 days ago
Interesting training that gives ideas and opens our mind. Thanks!
Alan Bush 191 days ago
Lot's of good questions posed Anxious to continue with the other lessons. DailyArt has been such a pleasure to my life during these times. ab
Marija Canjuga 191 days ago
The course is great. The concept is clear, it has everything you have to mention about the main theme, and it is simply to follow it.
ubehrens700@gmail.com 190 days ago
Surprisingly short but to the point, I thought it would be videos but to read and have time to look at the paintings was better... maybe if one could have made them bigger, to focus on them. Thank you
Claudia Bognar Sanders 190 days ago
Nice, short introduction to viewing art.
jlittle217@hotmail.com 190 days ago
The suggestions made me look at the artwork differently.
premvenkatesh@hotmail.com 188 days ago
Short and sweet
Laura Lotta Andersson 186 days ago
This course makes you want to see the paintings in real, not only through your screen.
kelgomes.13@gmail.com 186 days ago
Great lessons! Thank you! I confess that I was waiting for some analysis on the artworks. I learned about the personal relationship with the images and that there is no right or wrong, but I was still curious about your vision.
Gabriela Morcillo 185 days ago
This course enables me to face any work of art!
cmarginet@shaw.ca 184 days ago
This quick, introductory, and free! course was an excellent introduction to looking at art. The three pieces of art work - two historical and one contemporary - were well chosen.
aydan.a.ali@gmail.com 183 days ago
great course)
rodrigo.salazar@yahoo.com 179 days ago
Great App
spyridonzotos@hotmail.com 179 days ago
Thank you very much
ashr.arq@gmail.com 179 days ago
Congratulations! A brief but complete and powerful way to start to immerse in the world of art. Thanks a lot.
Abby Altshuler 179 days ago
Thanks, that was fun. I'm an artist so it gave me a refresher not only on what to look for, but what to aim for.
carolinarj8@hotmail.com 176 days ago
Obrigado pelo curso. Aprender a apreciar uma obra de arte requer tempo e muito estudo. Quando visito museus eu pesquiso antes sobre algumas obras e vou em busca delas para apreciar seu esplendor e detalhes que não vemos nos livros. um abraço desde o Chile.
Gabor Jenei 175 days ago
I'm not a professional art person, but I always been attracted by artworks. This mini course gave me the push to go deeper in this misterious world called ART. Thank you for that!
crittersteve@gmail.com 172 days ago
Not much. But worth the price.
Efraín Sánchez 170 days ago
Good
tuscanypasta@gmail.com 167 days ago
A good introduction; thank you. The course writer asked a lot of questions. As a final section to this course, I would have liked her/him to share some personal answers.
cravovermelho@gmail.com 166 days ago
A very nice, concise, and easy introduction to art appreciation though nothing really new I couldn't figure out. By the time I saw Manet's Bar at Folies-Bergère couldn't but to remind historian David Olusoga words in BBC's documentary series Cilvilisations: https://twitter.com/bbcarts/status/1088484622906855424?lang=es
roxyfranz15@gmail.com 164 days ago
Thank you for this great free course. Especially I liked practical parts!
lissafoley@icloud.com 162 days ago
Insightful- thank you 😊
ninilk514@gmail.com 162 days ago
Awesome to make these courses more readily available, especially as we are quarentining. I am looking forward to seeing what else i can learn.
Anne 162 days ago
We are long-time art aficionados, but this course was thought-provoking; had never thought about what noises we might hear if the art work were to come to life. Excellent!
xuanraoliu@gmail.com 159 days ago
I really love this course on how to look at art. It is a great introduction to provoke thinking and show different perspectives on seeing a painting:) It helps me to learn that art is very personal that could resonate various feelings of audiences. It also helps the artists to think from a viewer's perspective and may assist them with composing their artwork to have an impact and its unique value:)
theritzpoole@gmail.com 154 days ago
Definitely thought provoking and opened the door to a new way of approaching an art work. Would welcome more on abstract modern as still have a problem getting the most from such artwork!
pientka.valerie99@gmail.com 150 days ago
Great questions to elicit thinking about the art.
grossi.li@googlemail.com 150 days ago
Great Introduction course! Although you believe there is no right or wrong in art, I would have enjoyed some "solutions" in form of suggestions to the questions. To find out something new, something I might not have seen/felt yet.
asfaltics@gmail.com 150 days ago
Simple and basic concepts to find meaningful understanding of pieces of art
suziedaniells@yahoo.com.au 150 days ago
Good intro, yhankyou.
altheacarissa@gmail.com 149 days ago
I love it so much! Thank you. I've learned a lot from this course, which I never knew before. I thought the artists are tricking us when we loom at their artworks, but I've learned to trust in it and look what it means from the artist and mine. Thank you for giving this course for free! I've appreciated art because of this. Have a nice day and God bless!
joan1251@gmail.com 149 days ago
I just took the course and found it to be a good way to reconnect with art after so many museum free months due to the COVID 19 quarantine.. While the information wasn't new it was a very helpful and satisfying reminder of the basics in how to best experience artwork. Thank you..
Antzuca22@yahoo.com 149 days ago
This is the first step in understanding art. Thank you!
jfhunnicutt@icloud.com 148 days ago
I get your idea of appreciating a work of art of which we are not familiar. I would appreciate a guided video approach and them information about the artists.
batool0y@hotmail.com 146 days ago
Would love a certificate
nishantbharadwaj446@gmail.com 144 days ago
Found it really helpful. As someone who likes abstract expressionism, I found it quite helpful.
a.bekraoui@live.nl 144 days ago
Interesting course, simple but great information to enjoy art even more. It gives confidence and I have to give credits to the writer! Very funny and well written, thank you. Last but not least I appreciate how Daily Art can bring so much joy and doesn't push to much to buy. I don't have a lot of money, but you don't make me feel poor, plus what you get for the prices here is amazing! Something worth saving for
kriti794@gmail.com 144 days ago
It was good. However more examples would have been appreciated.
Boris Kipnis 142 days ago
Thank you i really like it.
Jean Bates 141 days ago
It's short, but to the point. It will help me to look at art in a different way from now on
Lori Mills 141 days ago
This course gives so many specific tips for interacting with art rather than just looking at it. It demystifies the painting so that each person can relate to it in their own unique way. I am looking forward to learning about French Impressionist paintings in the next course now!
hockeypirate1@yahoo.com 141 days ago
I love art. At museums, exhibitions, galleries, etc. I stop, look, and move on to the next piece. This short course has taught me not just to look, but to see the art. To notice details, how the piece makes me feel, to appreciate the colors, the emotion of the artist. Highly recommend this course for a brief but essential guide to appreciating, understanding and expanding the art we see.
Şakir Yıldız 139 days ago
It was pretty good, ı wish ıt had been longer
njpy.rrmi@gmail.com 138 days ago
I liked it so much, I appreciate how welcome it is and how you target the exact problem I and many other people have, trust in our opinion toward how we look at art. I will have loved to have a bigger and extended course, but I couldn't pay it just yet. Thanks again I'm going to practice my new steps and develop my confidence looking at art.
Giuliano Gaia 137 days ago
Super simple course, but not easy. All the right questions one should ask himself in front of an artwork.
byronjones8@gmail.com 137 days ago
Very useful for an Artnovice. Thank you.
Aruna Mettler 136 days ago
For me this was a refresher course. I liked the concise and specific points discussed. I find the newsletter informative and educational. Thank you.
carmal.ent@gmail.com 136 days ago
Really enjoyed this will definitely enroll in the next course
tishalr@gmail.com 132 days ago
I love this mini course. I teach art history. You have given me many ideas on how to structure my classes so that my students can have a deeper understanding of what they are looking at. Your exercises will be extremely useful in helping them to get more out of art that does not immediately appeal to them. Thank you
beverlyjanebalagot2020@gmail.com 131 days ago
Thank you for this free course.
l.wagenaars@gmail.com 128 days ago
Truly wonderfull mini-beginner-course. And that for free. Easy to read writing style and humor.
Sarkadi-Kruk Orsolya 125 days ago
A modern art course would be great, or how to understand modert art... Thanks! I love your site!!
achizzoni@gmail.com 112 days ago
The matter is more intriguing of what you could think at first sight. Yuo ask the right questions and they resonate. good
SALLYMILLICK@GMAIL.COM 111 days ago
Good intro to someone new to viewing art. I am a bit experienced. My only suggestion is that though your point was viewing art is a personal thing, I think it would be interesting to point out examples of things the viewer may not see with just cursory look. With the Manet for example, I was fascinated when someone pointed out the reflection in the mirror - after I'd viewed it several times. Thanks!
cyberisak@gmail.com 110 days ago
I enjoyed the tongue in cheek tone (Aren't you glad you didn't pay for this course; put down your phone). I love the impressionists and I know this Manet, seen it many times (tho only once in person), but your questions did cause me to look at it more closely than ever before. I am now intrigued by the one patron all in white sitting amongst the other darker ones. My only suggestion for layout is that it would be good to be able to see the questions and the painting side by side. I found having to go back and forth between the two a little distracting. Othewise, bravo!
piotr.raclawski@gmail.com 108 days ago
This basic course was useful as it has confirmed my intuition to pick up only a few pictures in the gallery and spend a lot of time at each of them in a "structured "way described in the course.
eap1939@outlook.com 103 days ago
The course made me want to study a piece of art rather than just look at it. Very worthwhile in just a few moments time. Would have printed the basic hints if program allowed it.
johnmartin54@gmail.com 97 days ago
Nice, a good thought-provoking introduction. I only wish it had been a little longer!
navid8plus@gmail.com 85 days ago
It's a good start but i was looking for more answers rather than questions because most of the time i know how i feel about a painting but i don't know exactly why is it considered to be a masterpiece ,and what makes it so great .nonetheless i enjoyed this course very much ,thank you .
ebseixas@globo.com 85 days ago
Very nice as a preliminary course of how to see Art. It certainly will enhance my perception and the pleasure in the future. My only comment is that would be nice to have your answers for all the questions made during the course. In my opinion it will help still more the learning...
Edna Lopez-Rodriguez 85 days ago
A very good course for beginners! And I'm so happy it's free and accessible!
Ricksmns@gmail.com 80 days ago
Good starter. A few more examples clarifying what we could be looking for (eg examples of how movement is expressed) would have been helpful.
angelicamartinezgon@gmail.com 80 days ago
Muy bueno como una primera mirsda para apreciar el arte, espero con ansias una versión más profunda para seguir aprendiendo. Gracias por el curso.
maribel_eo@hotmail.com 76 days ago
I think it's great how you share your knowledge with these courses, that are very easy to understand and to apply. Thank you!!
anaorovaz@hotmail.com 70 days ago
Excellent, practical tips for everyday use! I do believe that looking at art with these tips can be therapeutic :)
Luis Antonio 68 days ago
Very good simple introduction. A helpful starting point.
Carlos GUTIERREZ 67 days ago
I liked the overview very much! I am an Engineer very new to Art, so the introduction was detailed enough for me. As an example for new students of art, I would have liked to read answers to all the questions, even if they were interpretations or feelings from the author. It would give us examples of how an art piece could have different reactions. Art also includes other forms, like sculptures or ceramics. I would have liked to see at least five other pieces that evoked diverse thoughts and feelings.
madanielept@gmail.com 67 days ago
Thanks for the opportunity to learn more how to see arts.
sofipolar@hotmail.com 66 days ago
Love it, makes me to encourage myself for my feeling what the art is evoked me.
monika_dmitruk@wp.pl 59 days ago
I really like the statement about meditation actually when I goes deeper into the picture I have a sense of detachment from reality...
Diana Place 59 days ago
I enjoy everything you do and how you do it.
sheath345@gmail.com 53 days ago
Informative and fun!
Silvano Venturi 51 days ago
Mi è sembrato un po'troppo breve per cercare di capire l'arte per me che sono un neofita. Avrei gradito alcune considerazioni critiche sui quadri rappresentati. Ad es. L'ultima opera inserita nel periodo contemporaneo mi ha fatto capire che l'autore ha voluto rappresentare 2 stati d'animo con un colore caldo ed uno freddo ma, siccome quello caldo prevale nelle dimensioni rispetto l'altro, egli fa vedere a chi lo osserva anche i tocchi di pennello, le sfumature, la possibilità di alternare anche con ombreggiature la parte colorata in rosso. Forse, in quel momento, l'autore voleva rappresentare il suo stato d'animo nella vita.
Alexandre Neves 46 days ago
Excellent introductory course to art and also an excellent choice to provide a free mini-course. I would like to see a tiny bit more content regarding the paintings, perhaps some answers to the proposed answers, so newcomers can have a sense of comparison of what to think about. But t'was a great read and contemplation time, can't wait to jump to the following courses :)
laurabelini@yahoo.com.br 45 days ago
It would be nice if there were some answers to the questions about the pieces as an example of a line of thought. Also a couple more of art works with some comments and simple analysis about it as an example. Thanks :)
susanmolfetas@gmail.com 40 days ago
Very helpful. Thank you.
adrian.widlak@onet.pl 29 days ago
W ciągu 3 lat zajęć z historii sztuki uczyłem się o artystach, nurtach i okresach w sztuce. Słuchałem lub czytałem interpretacje całego mnóstwa dzieł. I nikt przez cały ten czas nie powiedział mi, że mogę patrzeć na sztukę po swojemu. Kurs dał mi masę frajdy, a także rozpalił moją ciekawość w dziedzinie samodzielnego poznawania sztuki. Szczerze polecam.
sharonmcconway@hotmail.com 26 days ago
Fantastic for new to art students, anyone with a keen interest and knowledge of art will not gain anything as its a very basic introduction to what you should feel and look for. I will happily sit with my child and go through this and recommend to friends that dont understand art from impressionism upwards
varelaalexa@hotmail.com 26 days ago
Easy to comprehend
Anastasiia Gryn 24 days ago
Very helpful, thank you :)
evoloshyna@gmail.com 23 days ago
A very nice course for ones, who starts getting interested in art and in possible ways to conceive it. I think it would be great to have the course expert answers to at least some of the listed questions in the very end of the course, so that the student can have something to agree or disagree with, instead of being “on his own” with his answers. For me, I’m doing one more thing: searching for some small part of the painting or other piece of art, which looks ideally depicted to me. Then I can just keep enjoying it for some time, while gazing on the color, lines, proportions and so on:) In current painting for me it is a glass with flowers in front of the woman.
Mary Helen 23 days ago
Thanks! The course is fine just to have a little contact with art when you dont know much about the subject.
graziela.evangelista@yahoo.com.br 21 days ago
Helpful and interest for everyone that needs a little bit of confidence and tips to look and think in art.
teresaella13@googlemail.com 16 days ago
Great start, very nicely and entertaining written with interesting information. Would have been nice to get some "reveals" about the presented masterpieces.
Mark Brennan 8 days ago
The most important thing I learned from this course that art needs time. Also trying to see rather than just look. Discovering what the work means to me, rather than describing or defining the work for someone else.
liftnrun2@yahoo.com 8 days ago
I really appreciate the content and approach. I know I'm going to enjoy taking more of your courses.