Today, Impressionist prints grace our walls, calendars, mugs and, perhaps, even t-shirts. Cherished for their beauty and naturalism, Impressionist paintings also reveal the profound social changes of their time. Created during the 19th century, they were harbingers of the modern world we live in today. How did Impressionist artists’ work express these developments? The class will help answer this question by exploring a variety of factors, including industrialization, scientific developments, globalism, and revolutions in education, gender relationships and popular culture. Painters of the movement recorded many of these transformations, embracing new subject matter, innovative materials, styles of painting, and ways of exhibiting their work. Enjoy these beautiful images and explore a world in the midst of change. Questions and discussion are very welcome.
General Public/Members: $68/$62 Six Sessions
Your Teacher: Jane Stone retired from teaching art history and studio art at South Puget Sound Community College. A graduate of Reed College and the University of Iowa, she earned degrees in Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History. She now spends time in her ceramics studio, teaching at the Senior Center, and tutoring English language learners.
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