Art history hasn't missed the influence of YouTube, but I was curious to what extent (and how successfully) the two had mixed. Here are my top picks for art history videos, none of which exceeds six minutes:
- Five hundred years of women in art history, viewed nearly 11 million times. !!!. Women from some of the most famous paintings in the world magically morph into one another. The creator, Phillip Scott Johnson, has also made videos surveying works by famous painters like Picasso, Delacroix, and Matisse, and even created one of van Gogh self-portraits.
- Famous paintings reenacted by "70 Million by Hold Your Horses" went viral when it was released less than one year ago. If you're one of the 1.1 million people who hasn't seen this logproduction effort, it is brilliantly creative -- and also great review for any art history survey course! This followup art history video shows and names the actual paintings shown in the former.
- an art history survey video, with architecture and sculpture, spanning 35,000 B.C. to 1300 and created by a Professor Mollenhauer.
- an AP European art history review which starts with the Italian Renaissance and ends in the 1850s. Primarily famous paintings. Has brief notes about characteristics of each era.
VOTE for your favorite art history video by clicking on "COMMENTS" below -- and I'll track down its creator and give our feedback!
Images: Above left. John Singer Sargent, Madame X. Oil on canvas, 82 1/8" by 43 1/4". Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Above Right: El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), View of Toledo. Oil on canvas, 47 3/4" by 42 3/4". Metropolitan Museum of Art.