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Entries in Neo-Impressionism (5)

Monday
Mar052018

Spring Art History Classes Offered By Jill Kiefer

Impressionism (click photo for larger image)Scarsdale Adult School – Click HERE for More Info and to Register

IMPRESSIONISM and NEO- and POST-IMPRESSIONISM--GATEWAYS TO MODERN ART: Register for the Series or for Individual Sessions.

  • THE SEEDS OF IMPRESSIONISM: FOCUS ON MANET, DEGAS, AND MORISOT - Thursday – March 22, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • IMPRESSIONISM IN FULL BLOOM: FOCUS ON MONET AND PIERRE RENOIR - Thursday – March 29, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • THE WINDS OF IMPRESSIONISM: FOCUS ON PISSARO AND SISLEY, and NEO-IMPRESSIONISTS SEURAT and SIGNAC - Thursday – April 12, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • POST-IMPRESSIONISM--A NEW DIRECTION: FOCUS ON CÉZANNE—THE “FATHER OF MODERN ART” - Thursday – April 19, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • GRAND LEAPS OF THE POST-IMPRESSIONISTS: FOCUS ON VAN GOGH AND GAUGUIN - Thursday – April 26, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM

The Center for Continuing Education (Larchmont-Mamaroneck). Click HERE for More Info & to Register.

  • THE ART OF MEXICO: A RICH AND TEXTURED TRADITION - Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • REINCARNATIONS: FINDING THE PAST IN THE PRESENT - Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • MUSES: SECRETS AND SCANDALS - Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • GENDER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ART - Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • THE FANTASTIC NAÏFS—INSIDERS AND OUTSIDERS - Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS! - Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT—INSIDE AND OUT - Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • NAKEDNESS AND THE NUDE IN ART - Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • MICHELANGELO: COSMIC GRANDEUR - Thursday, May 10, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • THE GIANTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: EARLY JEWELS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIUM - Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 AM

Modern Art (click photo for larger image)WHAT AM I LOOKING AT? A SURVEY OF MODERN ART: Register for the Series or for Individual Sessions

  • THE FAUVES: “WILD BEASTS” - Thursday – May 3, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • CUBISM: IT CHANGED THE WAY WE SEE - Thursday – May 10, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • EXPRESSIONISM: DON’T THINK…FEEL! - Thursday – May 24, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM
  • DADA: THE ANTI-ART and SURREALISM: THE CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS COLLIDE - Thursday – May 31, 2018 – 1:00-3:00 PM BOTH SESSIONS
Monday
Oct092017

Gaetano Prevati‚Äôs Divisionism

Gaetano Previati - Children with Fruit Baskets (Fanciulli con cesti di frutta), 1916 - Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm - Private collection. Loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceItalian painter and writer Gaetano Previati (1852-1920) was one of the leading exponents of Divisionism (the separation of color into dots or patches applied directly to the canvas).  He was particularly skilled at large-scale decorative schemes, and especially noted for his writings on technique and theory.

Previati studied at the School of Art in Ferrara, in Florence, and in 1877 at the Brera Academy in Milan. In 1878, he turned to Impressionism—starting with historical subjects. But after studying the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, his work became spiritual. During the late 1880s, he adopted Divisionism. During Previati’s lifetime, his work was exhibited throughout Europe. He also wrote several books on theory and technique of painting.

Friday
Dec092016

Maximilien Luce: A Neo-Impressionist

Maximilien Luce - Notre Dame de Paris - 1900 - Oil on canvas, 116 x 81.3 cm- Christies (click photo for larger image)Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) was a prolific French Neo-impressionist artist, known for his paintings, illustrations, engravings, and graphic art, and also for his anarchist activism. Starting as an engraver, he then concentrated on painting, first as an Impressionist, then as a Pointillist, and finally returning to Impressionism. Luce was among the most productive of the Neo-impressionists, creating over two thousand oil paintings, a comparably large number of watercolors, gouaches, pastels, and drawings, plus over a hundred prints. The Musée d'Orsay assesses Luce as "one of the best representatives of the neo-impressionist movement”.

Wednesday
Mar262014

Theo van Rysselberghe: Belgian Pointillism

Theo van Rysselberghe - Madame Theo van Rysselberghe - Oil on canvas - Height: 65 cm (25.59 in.), Width: 54 cm (21.26 in.) - Private Collection (click photo for larger image)Belgian Pointillist painter Theo van Rysselberghe (1862-1926) was a major figure in turn-of-the century (20th) European art. He was among the leaders of a large rank of artists who adhered to the principle of Neo-Impressionism, which reacted against the empirical realism of French Impressionism. The Neo-Impressionists relied on systematic calculation and scientific theory to achieve predetermined visual effects. 

Friday
Oct252013

Henri-Edmond Cross: An Influential Neo-Impressionist

Henri-Edmond Cross - La Terrasse Fleurie (The Flowered Terrace) - c. 1905 - Oil on panel - 9 1/8 x 12 1/2 in - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (click photo for larger image)Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910) was a French pointillist painter and printmaker, who contributed a great deal to the Neo-Impressionist movement. The founder of that movement was Georges Seurat, and his goal was to make Impressionism precise in form--and more scientific in approach. Seurat was not the only Neo-Impressionist, however. The work of Henri-Edmond Cross heavily influenced Fauvism, considered to be the first of the Modern movements, and had a strong impact on Henri Matisse.