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Impressionism & Post-Impressionism Art History (C/S148)

In the mid 1800's both Paris and the art world were transformed. Paris changed from a dirty, sprawling, medieval city into the most modern capital of Europe. Artists ended centuries of domination by the church, the royal courts and the art academies and they developed a new style of art, Impressionism. Artists, such as, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Cezanne , were finally free to select the subjects of their artworks and they often chose to paint the beautiful city of Paris and all aspects of Parisians enjoying city life. These artists began to paint landscapes outdoors, became fascinated by the effects of light and tried to capture a fleeting moment of time. Inspired by the Impressionists, later artists, such as Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec, contributed their unique Post-Impressionist styles. In this course you will review and discuss some of the greatest masterpieces of Western Art and you will learn why Impressionism is considered by many to be the most beloved period of art history.

3/5-4/9, Wednesdays (6 sessions)
6:30-8:30 PM
ACM: H-19
Instructor: Dr. Julianne Ferris
Course Cost: $53.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $24.00