About the Course
Explore the influences, concerns and new working methods that resulted in a totally new way of looking at and painting the world.
Learn about this innovative and revolutionary art movement; the influences, concerns and new working methods that contributed to the totally new way of painting together with new ways of looking — the gaze. We consider the impact of Impressionism beyond Europe and the contribution to Impressionism from women painter. Some important, lesser known Impressionist artists will be introduced and by taking the influence of the wider circle of art critics, writers and poets, the course will take you beyond superficial knowledge into the very heart of Impressionism.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Discuss key Impressionist artworks in Europe and beyond
Understand some nineteenth century art terms, movements and styles
Analyse Impressionism in context with nineteenth century France
Talk about influences and early beginnings, through to the later years and beyond
Class format and activities
Learning takes place in the classroom and in the art gallery. You will be involved in tutor-led discussions and mini projects as a group. And enjoy the opportunity to analyse artworks, poetry and writings of key Impressionists. Your learning will be aided by quality images, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, reading lists, and handouts. An integral part of your learning will take place in art galleries where you will experience Impressionist artworks up close at first-hand.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Open to everyone. This course will enlighten absolute beginners to Impressionism. Whilst informing and enriching those with previous knowledge. Suitable for all art lovers.
What you need to know before you enrol
The course will hold some sessions in Room B13 which is accessible by lift. Other sessions take place in selected London art galleries - and most of these have seating. An agenda will be handed out at the start of the course.
What you will need for your class
Please bring a pen or pencil and a notebook or something else suitable for taking notes. You may like to bring a sketchbook when visiting galleries.
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