Another opportunity to attend! In response to popular demand we are pleased to announce a repeat of this Study Day so book now if you missed out on a place last time!
Study Day Saturday 13 January 2018 9.30am-2.30pm
IMPRESSIONISM AND ITS MULTIPLE FACETS The Impressionists first exhibited together in 1874 and seemed to have been united in their need of finding buyers, rather than in a common aesthetic. These collective exhibitions in the 1870s and 1880s gathered artists with a variety of styles and interests. For example, while Monet was devoted to landscape painting, Degas was a remarkable figure painter. And if we generally think of an Impressionist painting as produced en plein air and quickly (15 minutes, no more!), it is also true that Cassatt created great works in her studio, working with models rather than spontaneously from the motif. As the Impressionists take over Tate Britain this winter, we highlight the heterogeneity of the Impressionist group and shed light on the originality of its key members.
Tutor for this Study Day Caroline Levisse has a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Paris 8. She lectures on modern and contemporary art for the WEA. Her research work is concerned with the relations between art and religion in Northern and Western Europe today.