About the Class
Today, the art of Claude Monet can be found on T-shirts, mugs, and even athletic shoes. His paintings are so well known that it’s easy to forget how radical and anti-establishment they were in his day. Monet was at the forefront of the impressionist movement, a group of artists whose approach to painting amounted to a fundamental—and controversial—break from European tradition. His focus on surface over subject, seriality, and subjectivity bordering on abstraction were the culmination of a lifetime of artistic experimentation. In this course, we will look closely at Monet’s art to understand his contributions to modernism in the 20th century and beyond.
Bowen previously taught at Lebanon Valley College, where she received the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspirational Teaching. A painter, she exhibits extensively and has participated in programs at the Paris American Academy, the Salzburg International Summer Academy, and Southampton College in New York.