Connoisseurship of Impressionist and Modern Paintings
In this course, we will look at impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, surrealism, futurism, and the path to abstraction through the medium of paintings. We will explore issues of distinctive style, subject matter, quality, and technique. In class, we will study catalogues raisonnés to understand an artist’s body of work and to acquire research skills. The course includes one Friday evening visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, during which we will compare paintings that have been discussed in class.
You'll Walk Away with
- A familiarity with important artists and works of the 19th and 20th centuries
- Knowledge of 20th-century art styles and techniques
- Prospective and practicing appraisers
- Arts professionals and enthusiasts