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“Impressionist Painting”

13 January @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Another opportunity to attend!  In response to popular demand we are pleased to announce a repeat of this Study Day so book now if you missed out on a place last time!

Impressionist Painting

Study Day Saturday 13 January 2018 9.30am-2.30pm  

The Impressionists first exhibited together in 1874 and seemed to have
been united in their need of finding buyers, rather than in a common
aesthetic. These collective exhibitions in the 1870s and 1880s
gathered artists with a variety of styles and interests. For example,
while Monet was devoted to landscape painting, Degas was a
remarkable figure painter. And if we generally think of an Impressionist
painting as produced en plein air and quickly (15 minutes, no more!), it
is also true that Cassatt created great works in her studio, working with
models rather than spontaneously from the motif.
As the Impressionists take over Tate Britain this winter, we highlight
the heterogeneity of the Impressionist group and shed light on the
originality of its key members.

Tutor for this Study Day
Caroline Levisse has a Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Paris 8.
She lectures on modern and contemporary art for the WEA. Her
research work is concerned with the relations between art and religion
in Northern and Western Europe today.

How to book

Send your name, address, telephone number and cheque for £25 per person,
payable to WEA Harrow Branch, clearly marked Landscapes on the REVERSE
of the cheque to:
Sandra Cheetham, 10 Holmwood Close, North Harrow. HA2 6JX
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for receipt and confirmation of your
booking. A place cannot be reserved for you until your cheque has been received
and confirmed.
We regret that no refunds can be made for cancellations within two weeks of the Study Day.
For any further details, contact Sandra on 020 8428 2688

Mary Cassatt, Little girl in a blue armchair, 1878, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Image: By permission of The National Gallery of Art


13 January
9:30 am - 2:30 pm