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Artists of the 19th Century in Paris

Friday, 4/8 to 5/6, 5 sessions, 1 - 2:30

  • Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center

Class Description

Mid-19th Century Paris was the center of the western art world, and a small group of artists who lived and worked there responded to the event of their time. These Impressionist and Post-Impressionist and those associated with them became the catalyst for the new art of the 20th Century. We will look up close and personal at five specific artists, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Munch. Significant inventions and vents propelled them to move beyond the official French Academy rules for art, that still echoed 15th Italian Renaissance art, to create a new language for the fine arts in the 20th Century. No knowledge of art is necessary to take this course. Instructor: Beverly Smith