SPOTLIGHT: Arts, Poetry and More

French Impressionism: inventing modernism with light and color Dr. Lauren Weingarden, Florida State University, Professor Emerita of Art History

This lecture focuses on Claude Monet, the pioneer and leader of French Impressionism (the 1860s-1900), a painting style that emphasized changing atmospheric effects with luminous color harmonies. We will discover how the Impressionists’ efforts to capture nature’s transient effects were grounded in scientific theories of light and color. Monet also typifies how the Impressionists broke with traditional artistic techniques to capture the experience of modernity–at once fleeting and ephemeral, in contrast with stultifying subjects and slick finish of academic art.

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Dr. Lauren Weingarden

This meeting takes place on Zoom. The zoom links are sent via email in your membership update letter, and again an hour before each event. To get access to our programs, you may become a member.