Lunch and Learn at the Weston Library

Lunch and Learn Series 12:00–1:30 pm
Weston Public Library
Admission: FREE
Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch!

Wednesday, May 23rd
Post-Impressionism: From Objective to Subjective

Claude Monet, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), 1872

The second part of this lecture series will focus on the important artists and movements of the period including background information on each artist’s life and work, characteristics of style to help you visit any museum, anywhere, and recognize the artist’s work, and the relationship of the artistic movements to historical and intellectual currents of the time.

In French Impressionism, ArtScapades gives the history of factors that brought the movement to Paris including the redesign of the city, the growth of the cafe culture, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and advances in materials and technology. You will be taken through the historical climate that gave rise to Impressionism. Artscapades chronicles the life of four artists and their works, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas.

Post-Impressionism details how art moved past Impressionism, the influence of a single art critic, and how stylistic disagreements and personal animosities eventually brought down Impressionism. ArtScapades presents Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh.


Tuesday, June 12th
11:00 am – 1:00pm
Museum Tour at the MET
19th- and Early 20th-Century European Painting Galleries

Details and sign-ups at the Series;
$20 per person for group admission
A minimum of 10 is needed to qualify for group admission

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