Post Impressionism,Cezanne,Seurat,Gaugin,Toulouse Lautrec

Ref: C2337232

This course will explore the lives & works of the main Post-Impressionist artists (Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec), working in France towards the end of the 19th Century. Fully illustrated with digital images, accompanied with discussion.

Additional information about this course

Explore the colourful world and diverse styles of these artists who made bold changes to art at the end of the 19th century, fully illustrated.

Course aim

To examine the movement of French Post-Impressionism in the late 19th Century, placing it within context & analysing the background & works of Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat & Toulouse-Lautrec.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

* Background of the development of the Post-Impressionist movement * Background of the main artists & analysis of their works: SEURAT, TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, GAUGUIN, CEZANNE * Fully illustrated with discussion

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1) Discuss & analyse a wide range of examples 2) Understand the artists' backgrounds & chronological context 3) Realise the significance of the Post-Impressionist movement within relation to other movements 4) Make comparisons & contrasts between different approaches & styles 5) Consider the themes depicted by the artists

How will I know I'm making progress?

Through discussion with the tutor

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

a notebook & pen may be useful

Reading and information sources

A list of background reading will be provided during the course

What could the course lead to?

* Visiting Art Galleries * Personal study * Further study & courses * Background reading

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Post Impressionism,Cezanne,Seurat,Gaugin,Toulouse Lautrec Course Outline


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