$200; members $180
About the Class
This class offers an introduction to the work of Édouard Manet in relation to impressionism and modernism more generally. Special attention will be paid to his paintings of the 1870s and to questions of artistic process and technique, social and cultural context, artistic and critical response, and interpretation.
A historian of 19th- and early 20th-century art and visual culture, Werth is the author of The Joy of Life: The Idyllic in French Art, circa 1900 and articles on Matisse, Picasso, Redon, and the city film of the 1920s, among others. She is currently finishing a book on Manet in the 1870s that explores his work in relation to Stéphane Mallarmé and impressionism. She is associate professor of art history at the University of Delaware.