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ARH 3455: Impressionism
Beth S. Gersh-Nešić
NOW fully online
July 11–Aug. 8, 2017

There has never been a better time to study the heroic Impressionists, who followed their creative convictions and launched the Modernism movement. Theirs was an art about contemporary life, rather the heroism of the past. They studied city streets, country lanes, public gardens, and seaside resorts as they came to know them, through the play of light falling on surfaces and disappearing in the night.

Our journey through this great moment in art history is illuminated by the very best scholars in this field of study: Linda Nochlin, Richard Brettell, Paul Tucker, John Houseman, Tamar Garb, and Anne Higonnet, among many others, all recorded in the brilliant video series The Impressionists. We also share two excellent books: Ross King’s The Judgment of Paris and Robert Herbert’s Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society. The story of the Impressionists’ perseverance will surely inspire your own endeavors.

Taught by Beth S. Gersh-Nešić, PhD, whose essays on Impressionism are available on Smarthistory, ThoughtCo.com, and Khan Academy.

ARH 3455: Impressionism
Beth S. Gersh-Nešić
July 11–Aug. 8, 2017