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Mondays, November 20 – December 11, 6 – 8pm

#barnesfoundation
Claude Monet. The Studio Boat (Le Bateau-atelier), 1876. BF730. © 2017 Estate of Claude Monet

4 classes
$200; members $180.

About the Class

Impressionism opened the pictorial field to light reflection, vibrant color, the rapid glance, the modern subject, and, perhaps most famously, the material qualities of painting itself. This course will survey the movement’s stylistic innovations, contexts, and major proponents—Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas, among others—from the 1860s to the 1890s through the unparalleled lens of Dr. Albert Barnes's collection of impressionist painting.

Instructor

André Dombrowski

André Dombrowski is associate professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania. His 2013 book, Cézanne, Murder, and Modern Life, won the Phillips Book Prize. He is currently at work on a new book that explores the relationship between the impressionist instant and period technologies of timekeeping.