Art History for Everyone

Art Resources for Students, Schools and Colleges

Artists have a unique vision of the world, they give us unique insights and observations into ourselves and the world around us. My art history videos cover all aspects of these artists amazing life stories.

There is no pretentious terminology just simple explanations, with lots of passion and not a little fun. Having taught art for many years, I use my experience of art history to guide your through the lives and work of some of the world’s most extraordinary artists.

Art history comes alive!

Paul Priestley

Francis Bacon painting

Francis Bacon – Figure Study II

Tamara De Lempicka painting

Adele Bloch-Bauer, Gustav Klimt

Classroom Teaching Videos

Teaching art in school is vitally important, but we know the pressure art education is under. That’s why our Famous Artist videos are FREE.

(Please Note: some jurisdictions may have tighter restrictions than the UK on what can and can’t be shown. If in doubt, view the video before using in your school.)

Our inspiring Famous Artist videos cover the dramatic episodes of famous artist’s lives, exploring their motivations, influences and achievements. The videos will be a brilliant addition to any art lesson.

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More Interesting Art to Explore

The Life of Belgian Artist - René Magritte

Rene Magritte was a Belgian Surrealist artist. His paintings were characterised by symbols—the female torso, the bourgeois “little man,” the bowler hat, the apple, the castle, the rock, the window, often set in unusual or unexpected situations. Like other painters of Surrealism his work is mysterious and deliberately difficult to decipher. One of his most important works is ‘The Menaced Assassin’.

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The study of the history of art is fascinating, because it is essentially a study of life and creativity. We all have our likes and dislikes, Art is like politics, it is open to endless debate. My little booklet answers a few questions:

  • What is Art?
  • Who creates it?
  • What is Creativity?
  • Art is worth nothing, yet sells for millions
  • WHY?

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Teaching Art in School - What is Art?

The history of art is full of weird and wonderful artists, fabulous paintings and amazing skills, Creativity brings us beauty, controversy and endless debate. What more could we want?

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My name is Paul Priestley, I taught art in schools for many years before leaving to set up my own art business. The business – Artist in School – involved re-creating the lives of artists in schools and running practical art workshops in the style of Van Gogh, Claude Monet and other artists for children of all ages. I travelled to schools all over England and Wales.

Unfortunately, it became too successful and I couldn’t cope with the demand, so I decided to create, Artist in School – online art history videos for everyone. Now, I have people all over the world watching my famous artist and visual arts videos on YouTube and I very much appreciate their support and comments.

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