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French Impressionism and the Birth of Modernism
People love the Impressionists, but what was so special about them? Why were they considered radicals? What can their works teach us about their world and our current one? More importantly, why is art important? This course will explore these questions by analyzing both artistic works and primary/secondary source documents.
Locations: Menlo Park
Recommended hours: 10-12
- Gain a greater understanding of how art can reflect cultural beliefs, trends, and ideologies
- Develop skills interpreting primary sources, understanding scholarly texts, and analyzing works of art
- Gain confidence using writing in order to express one’s ideas
- Learn about the cultural and historical climate of late 19th-century Paris