19th century Paris saw the rise and fall of a series of revolutionary art movements from Neoclassicism to Post-Impressionism. Over the course of a mere 100 years, artists responded to their own set of unique circumstances – whether it was civil unrest or advances in modern technology – by creating one of the most diverse and exciting periods in the history of Western art. In a series of four dynamic lectures, we will examine works from J.L. David to Matisse, from Ingres to Cezanne. Students will share and analyze the political, economic, and cultural landscape that spurred these artists to create one new visual language after another. The fifth class will be a tour of the Metropolitan Museum.
FIONA GARLAND earned her MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute in London, specializing in Venetian art. Teaching in a lively and engaging style, she has guided tours of art museums and churches across Europe and North America. Ms. Garland is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Fairfield University Art Museum.