Day School: Art History, Impressionism and its Multiple Facets

Ref: C2419307

As the Impressionists take over Tate Britain this winter, we will explore the multiple facets of this art movement. Back in the 1870s and 1880s, the Impressionist exhibitions gathered artists with a variety of styles and interests, such as Monet, Degas, Morisot, Caillebotte, Guillaumin, and Cézanne. For instance, while Monet was devoted to landscape painting, Degas preferred figure painting. This lecture will highlight the heterogeneity of the Impressionist group and shed the light on the originality of its key members. As a conclusion, we will discuss the unity of purpose that brought them together in the first place, and see that tensions existed between individual painters and the group.

Additional information about this course


Course aim

From Monet to Degas, Morisot to Caillebotte, this lecture focuses on the diversity of style and content among the Impressionist painters.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify different currents within Impressionism
  • Discuss why and how these artists came to be part of a single group
  • Name Impressionist painters

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full Course information sheet

Day School: Art History, Impressionism and its Multiple Facets


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing