Art analysisArt historyOnline course

Analysing Art

Estimated time
35 hours

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This course aims to lay the foundation for the art analysis , focusing more directly on painting, but also exploring the art analysis of sculpture and architecture.

Language: English

Also available in: português | español

The course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Downloadable texts
  • Explanatory videos
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.
« Art is in the artwork. But what and how is the artwork? »
Martin Heidegger

Learning Objectives – Art analysis online course

Distinguishing concepts of interpretation and description when reading a work of art.

◌ Identifying and describing characters and scenarios in an objective and clear way.

◌ Distinguishing objective reading of subjective reading.

◌ Identifying and recognising the importance of literary and graphic sources for the interpretation of works of art anda art analysis .

◌ Identifying the necessary elements for the description and interpretation of a work of art, according to its nature (painting, sculpture or architecture).

Who takes this Course?

The course is addressed to students and professionals of the world of the arts, critics, historians and art historians, conservationists and restorers and all those interested in exploring the topic.

No access requirements


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued .

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.



The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The course Art analysis is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence. However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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There is no time limit to complete your course. And you can access it whenever you want and as many times as you want.

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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Yolanda Silva

Graduated in Art History (Faculdade de Letras of the University of Porto). Her career led her to work at the Municipal Historical Archive of Porto and the Museum of ISEP, with inventory and conservation of Photographic collections. She wandered around the world of antiquaries and tourism, until becoming a professional trainer/tutor, dedicating herself to the areas of Art History, Iconography and Conservation of Photography. She currently works at the Department of Culture of Porto, within the scope of Heritage. Has several written works / published in the areas of Art History, Iconography and Conservation.


Overall course evaluation – 4,6

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