ArtScapades - American Impressionism
On Monday, May 5, ArtScapades presents American Impressionism: From the Hudson River School to Art Colonies. ArtScapades will explain how the movement arrived in America including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies. This session chronicles the lives of William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.
The series concludes on Monday, June 16, with Post-Impressionism: From Objective to Subjective in which ArtScapades details how art moved past Impressionism, the influence of a single art critic, and how stylistic disagreements and personal animosities eventually brought down the Impressionist movement. ArtScapades will explore the lives and works of Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Presenters Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman began ArtScapades in 2009 after teaching art appreciation for ten years in the New Canaan public school system. This is their fifth series of lectures at the New Canaan Library.