Art Appreciation: 19th Century French Art and the Birth of Impressionism (six-week class)

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Art Appreciation: 19th Century French Art and the Birth of Impressionism (six-week class)

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Tuesdays, February 5 - March 12 (6-8pm)
Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Instructor: Jan Hurndon, M.A. History and Culture, Union Institute and University
Fee: FREE for Members, $60 non-Members

Impressionist works rank among the most easily recognized, universally beloved, and highly valued art, as gauged by auction house sales and museum receipts. But did these “painters of light,” these creators of idyllic, ephemeral late 19th century scenes always enjoy such esteem? Join us as we set the scene for one of the biggest revolutions in the history of art as this motley band of (mostly) French outsiders thumb their collective noses at the art establishment’s sacred conventions. In so doing, they create works that have endured as icons of the Belle Epoque and opened the door for modern art. We will delve into the details behind the most popular works, and learn about some of the movement’s more obscure practitioners. To celebrate PMA’s special exhibition of works by Edgar Degas (Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, December 22, 2018 – March 24, 2019), we will devote considerable time to Monsieur Degas, his experimentation in the fledgling realm of photography, his influence on other Impressionists, and his own vastly eclectic body of work.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, January 27, 2018
Any registrations submitted after the registration deadline includes a $35 late fee.