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Artscapades: Post Impressionism

October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

From the Ballet to the Moulin Rouge

In the second installment of The Road to Modern Art, Post Impressionism: From the Ballet to the Moulin Rouge, Artscapades will explore how Post-Impressionism represented both an extension of Impressionism and a rejection of the style’s limitations.  It emerged out of the stylistic disagreements and personal animosities that eventually brought down Impressionism.  

This lecture will look at the lives and works of four Post-Impressionist artists, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.  Approximately a dozen works per artist are discussed including iconic works and those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers.


ROBIN HOFFMAN and JODI STEFFELMAN, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and are returning for their twelfth season at New Canaan Library.

See the art close up!

The Dance Class, 1874 is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 815. New Canaan Library cardholders can borrow MET Museum passes and explore 5,000 years of art including 134 pieces from featured artist Edgar Degas. Click HERE to learn more about the full collection of passes at New Canaan Library.

IMAGE: The Dance Class_Edgar Degas, 1874


October 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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