Saturday Lecture: Artists in Montmartre in the 1890s

Ref: C2420883

Montmartre may have been a somewhat run-down outpost far removed from the bourgeois modernity of Haussmann's Paris, but by the end of the 19th century it was the crucible for innovative art. In this lecture we will trace the developments of impressionism and post-impressionism from Renoir to Van Gogh before immersing ourselves in the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for whom the world of the café-concert, the cabaret and the Moulin Rouge became home. We'll meet Jane Avril and discover some British artists who were also part of the 1890s in-crowd.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

This lecture will trace the developments of impressionism and post-impressionism.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • identify the works of a number of artists
  • discover the work of some British artists who were part of the 1890s 'in-crowd'
  • trace the developments of impressionism and post-impressionism

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?

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Saturday Lecture: Artists in Montmartre in the 1890s

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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