ArtScapades - French Impressionism
Join us for the fourth in a series of six ArtScapades lectures taking place throughout the year.
On Monday, March 31, ArtScapades presents a look at French Impressionism. This lecture gives the history of factors that brought the movement to Paris including the redesign of the city, the growth of the cafe culture, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and advances in materials and technology. Works by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot and Edgar Degas will be presented.
The series continues on Monday, May 5, with 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.
ArtScapades concludes this series on Monday, June 16, with Post-Impressionism: From Objective to Subjective.
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.