Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: From Paris to Cos Cob


Impression, Sunrise Claude Monet

Impressionism, Sunrise
Claude Monet

ArtScapades presents Impressionism and Post-Impressionism with lectures that can be used in a series, individually or customized to meet your needs.

French Impressionism:  From Studio to Plein Air

American Impressionism:  From the Hudson River School to Art Colonies

Post-Impressionism:  From Objective to Subjective

Artists Abroad: From American to Expatriate


Elements of Art:  

Each ArtScapades lecture begins with a  brief overview of the seven elements of art that artists use when composing a piece of art – Color, Line, Texture, Value, Shape, Form, and Space.  Each element is illustrated using a representative work of art.

Timeline of Art:  

In each lecture, ArtScapades shows where the specific period of Impressionism fits into an abbreviated timeline of art history.  In French Impressionism, ArtScapades gives the history of factors that brought the movement to Paris including the redesign of the city, the growth of the cafe culture, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and advances in materials and technology.  In American Impressionism ArtScapades explains how the movement arrived in America including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies.   In Post-Impressionism ArtScapades details how art moved past Impressionism, the influence of a single art critic, and how stylistic disagreements and personal animosities eventually brought down Impressionism.  In Artists Abroad, ArtScapades looks at American artists who, despite their expatriate status, are among America’s greatest talents.


In French Impressionism, ArtScapades chronicles the life of five artists and their works, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, and Edgar Degas. ArtScapades  looks at the American Impressionists William Merritt Chase, John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and Theodore Robinson.  In Post-Impressionism ArtScapades presents  Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh.   Approximately fifteen works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers.  In Artists Abroad, ArtScapades focuses on the works of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler.


ArtScapades lectures are presented from our laptop, using  your venue’s projection system.