While the French public was scoffing at our Impressionists, the Americans were quick to seize on their works. The installation of French art dealers in Boston and New York allowed the public, as well as the artists, to discover their paintings. It's your turn to do the same at this new MasterClass ! One hour to discover the path of Impressionism in the United States and the American Impressionists. Marjorie, an art history expert, will guide you on your artistic journey through time.
Impressionism is a pictorial movement that originated from an association of artists living in France in the second half of the 19th century. Strongly criticized at the beginning, this movement manifested itself notably through public exhibitions in Paris, and marked the break of modern art with academic painting, which was very fashionable at the time.
While artists on the other side of the Atlantic appropriated certain aspects of Impressionist technique, they also re-invented others, adapting their respective styles to the American public.
The term impressionism is also used, by extension, in the field of music criticism ! It qualifies
Virtual conference: a Zoom link will be sent to you by email on the day of the event.
Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 pm
Mary Cassat, Little Girl in a Blue Chair, Washington, National Gallery, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Franck W Benson, Eleanor, Providence, Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Gustav Radeke