Online courseArt history

Learn art history from 32 curiosities and unusual facts

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15 hours

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Want to learn art history from 32 curiosities and unusual facts?

Learn art history online and get to know the great artists, the works, the controversies and the rivalries that mark history and art in 32 lessons.

From these 32 curiosities of history and art, you will learn art history from the most outstanding facts, characters, and works of art, as well as hints to go deeper into the topics.

Learn art history online

Language – English

Also available in – Português

Want to captivate your audience?
Learn art history from 32 curiosities and unusual facts

Captivate your audience with unusual facts and curiosities from History and Art.

Do you want to communicate in an attractive way?

Build communication paths from little known facts and curiosities of History and Art that will be the starting point for deepening the themes you want to develop.

If you are:
Learn art history from 32 curiosities and unusual facts


Informal educator.

Tour guide.

Cultural mediator.

Communication technician.


Or simply enjoys to learn Art History .




At the end of this online course Learn art history from curiosities, participants will learn about art history and art curiosities involving its artists and works.

You will learn Art History from the Ancient Age to the contemporary age from aspects that are usually unknown.

You will get research and study tips for those interested in topics related to the history of art.

The online course will provide ideas to teachers, cultural tour operators, cultural agents or other professionals on ways of teaching/communicating that appeal to curiosity.

This art history online course provides a dynamic and appealing learning experience for those who are interested in art history.

Who should take this online course

This course is intended for people who wish to deepen their knowledge in the History of Art for personal development, or at the professional level to capture the attention of students through curiosity.

It is aimed at anyone who wants to discover unusual facts and curiosities of history and art.

There are no access requirements.


The value of the online course Learn Art History from 32 curiosities and unusual facts includes:

24-hour / day access for unlimited time to:

Lessons for each theme in the program.
Links to articles, videos and websites.
Evaluation (1 final quiz).


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

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 online course Learn Art History from 32 Curiosities  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.

You can consult here the Rules of Operation of Online Courses.

How it works


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Immediate start. Access every day, 24 hours a day to all content.

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Optimized for mobile devices. You just need an internet connection.

Learn anyplace you want!


For unlimited time

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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Course structure – Learn Art History from 32 curiosities and unusual facts

Lesson 1

Damnatio Memoriae – is it possible to erase history?

Lesson 2

Venationes – thousands of wild animals lost their lives in the Coliseum.

Lesson 3

The Basilica that became a Mosque.

Lesson 4

Acqua alta – is it possible to save Venice?

Lesson 5

The flying censer.

Lesson 6

The Chapel that looks like a piece of jewelry.

Lesson 7

Jan van Eyck‘s great invention.

Lesson 8

The Saint who chose his burial place.

Lesson 9

Leonardo da Vinci´s booknotes.

Lesson 10

The many architects of the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Lesson 11

“Don’t touch the relics!” – a king who wanted to be eternal and one of the greatest businesses in history.

Lesson 12

Dissections on behalf of art.

Lesson 13

Michelangelo’s disenchantment with the Sistine Chapel.

Lesson 14

What is the great innovation of the Mona Lisa?

Lesson 15

Benvenuto Cellini – the “outlaw”.

Lesson 16

Rembrandt – from fame to bankruptcy.

Lesson 17

Bernini X Borromini – one of the great rivalries in architecture.

Lesson 18

Jacques Louis David – the “ferocious terrorist“.

Lesson 19

The Giant Heart of Canova.

Lesson 20

The illness that changed the course of art.

Lesson 21

The dedicated architect who was not invited.

Lesson 22

The Inquisition’s Censorship – and its reflections in art.

Lesson 23

Claude Monet – an eye problem and some of the most fascinating works of art.

Lesson 24

The Salon – and the big chance for fame.

Lesson 25

The great risks that Gustave Eiffel took.

Lesson 26

The risky choice of Kandinsky.

Lesson 27

The artist who knew how to use marketing like no one else.

Lesson 28

The architect with a cursed destiny.

Lesson 29

What is the origin of the Louvre Museum‘s collection?

Lesson 30

Paris – the city of disagreement.

Lesson 31

Bold and polemic works that marked the history of art.

Lesson 32

What gives value to the works of art?


Diana Ferreira autora cursos online

Diana Ferreira

Licenciada en Historia del Arte por la Facultad de Letras de la Universidad de Porto y Maestra en Museología en España (Valladolid). Trabajó en la Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna de Roma y en la dirección de la Galleria de los Uffizi, en Florencia. Con becas de investigación para proyectos en Italia e España, fue formadora y profesora responsable de la  disciplina de Historia del Arte en Oporto e de Introducción al Historia del Arte, Iconografía e Historia de la Arquitectura en la Academia de Artes de Florencia.
En 2014 publicó el libro Guía de los Tesoros Arquitectónicos. Lisboa, Chiado Editora, 2014, fruto de una investigación en profundidad sobre los temas mencionados.

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