Plein Air Painting From Turner to Marin

Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
This virtual course will focus on works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne, Winslow Homer and John Marin who, in turning to nature for inspiration, painted in the open air and created seascapes and landscapes endowed with a sense of expansion that extends beyond the specific time and place of their origin. By looking at both plein air sketches and more formal easel paintings students can gain an understanding of stylistic continuity and explore how images and innovations by those painters had an ongoing impact on modern artists such as Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler. The final class will be held in-person at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spring 2023 tuition is $399.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with plein air paintings and sketches by famous artists
  • Knowledge about the influence of plein air techniques on modern artists
  • A guided visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Practicing and prospective arts professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.