A History of Impressionism


Alternate Tuesdays • 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • Zoom

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September 15, 29 • October 13, 27 • November 10, (24 no class) • December 1

Impressionism is probably the best-known and best-loved of the fine arts genres. This course continues to use the Great Courses Video Series “From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism” as its base. This semester we will explore French art in the 1860s and 1870s, including the First and Second Impressionist Exhibitions. The existing art genres will be viewed and analyzed. The changing times and their influences will be explored and we will become better acquainted with the “impressionist” artists, with each lecture continuing to highlight one or two painters. After the video, discussions will include a review of paintings from the lecture and possibly some surprises! Please check the OLLI newsletters for the specific topics to be addressed at each class. 

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Instructor : Judy Alter     Coordinator: Linda Lockwood


Check out the presentation about our course that we made for the Fall Open House.