Day School - The Impressionists in London

Ref: C3528608

This one-day course will explore the work of Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots, who fled France in 1870 to avoid the Franco-Prussian War. It will explore their experiences in London and how the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene.

Additional information about this course

Non SFA funded. No fee remittance.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the forthcoming exhibition 'The Impressionists in London', at Tate Britain, which opens in November 2017.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand the social, historical and political context of France and Britain of this period.
  • Understand the impact of the work of these artists had on the British art scene at this moment in time.
  • Understand what impact the work of British artists had on the French visitors.
  • Understand what effect the landscape of London and its weather had on the visitors.

How will I be taught?

  • The session will consist of a slideshow of works of art, with accompanying handouts and notes used as a focus for discussion.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • There will be no formal assessment apart from the Learner Record Form. Informal assessment will be based upon individual’s contribution and involvement in discussions and question and answer sessions.

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

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Day School - The Impressionists in London


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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