T103 | Artists on Film: The Impressionists


1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Online with one In Person Session at the Clark Art Institute

9/20, 10/11, 10/18,
10/25, 11/1, 11/8

Six Sessions 

In a series of fascinating and informative films, and a gallery visit at the Clark Art Institute, this course presents the lives and works of important Impressionists. They captured fleeting moments, creating enduring art while finding new visual language of vibrant color, natural light and depiction of everyday life. As an introduction to the series, the first session highlights the role of art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, a major factor in American appreciation and vital support. We look at artists Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne. From Manet’s roots in Realism through Cézanne’s innovations foretelling Post-Impressionism and succeeding modern developments, the story of Impressionism is revealed. The Renoir class on October 18 will be led by Jock Brooks with exploration in the galleries accompanying the film in the Clark’s auditorium. The other five classes will be facilitated by Ralph Pearson online.

Online sessions only--the in-person session is filled to capacity.

The October 18 session will be held in person at the Clark Art Institute. The in-person session at The Clark is filled to capacity as of 9/13/22.

Jock Brooks, M.A., Columbia University; retired Associate Director, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Educator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Senior Examiner, American Association of Museums; frequent OLLI instructor. Ralph Pearson, M.P.S., Cornell University, retired international tour group manager and innkeeper; past OLLI instructor focused on 19th and early 20th century landscape art.

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