Trace the foundations of modern art from the innovative style of Impressionism through to the conceptual complexities of Cubism. Learn how artists reacted against social and political norms and discover how artistic discoveries still affect contemporary art and thinking. What does Cubism contribute to scientific understanding of vision? How were the works of the Impressionist affected by the invention of the camera?
Materials are included for the hands-on part of this course.
Anyone who wants to delve deeper into the insights of impressionism and Cubism. You will also be given the opportunity to make artworks in the style of your favourite Impressionist or Cubist masters.
As I was teaching art students about the history of Impressionism and Cubism, I was astounded by the depth of scientific and philosophical insight Impressionist and Cubist pioneers contributed to our contemporary understanding of vision and perception. Become intrigued as we explore how the areas of modern artists have impacted society today.