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The Post-Impressionists: A Virtual Art Series

Tuesday, February 14 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm

What Came after the Impressionists?

Well, Post-Impressionism for one thing, first coined by the art critic Roger Fry in 1906. Learn how the artists of this new art movement, still involved with the bright colors and real-life focus of the Impressionists, also struck out on their own, each in his own particular way.

This series will run for four Tuesdays (Jan. 17, 24, Feb. 7, 14); each program will begin at 2:00 pm, EST.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2 pm: Que Seurat, Seurat: Georges Seurat (1859-1891): A Parisian who knew Normandy, Seurat created pictures based on the latest scientific vision research of his time, in a style that has been termed Pointillism, a technique of placing daubs of paint of contrasting colors close together in order to, according to 19th-century science, induce the brain to mix them and perceive them more brightly.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2 pm: Go, van Gogh! Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890): Pastor and painter, Dutchman Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade, many full of emotion. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2pm: The Savage: Paul Gauguin (1848-1908): Moving from Peru to Paris to Tahiti, Gauguin mastered sculpture, pottery, and painting in a variety of styles.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2pm: Son of the South: Paul Cézanne (1839-1906): A native of Provence, Cezanne began as an Impressionist painter who later pursued his own inexpressible artistic goals, which included revealing an underlying geometry in his subject matter.

Please register once for the series, even if you cannot attend all four sessions.

Zoom links will be sent out before the event.

About Michael Norris, our presenter: Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Series sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.


Tuesday, February 14
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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