Saturday, October 13, 2012

Paris, Provence, and Paradise: Post-Impressionism

Today was the third lecture in the 150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series focusing on Paris, Provence, and Paradise: Post-Impressionism at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Paul Gauguin - The Yellow Christ (1889)

"Post-Impressionism was not a style or a movement—it refers to artists who built on what the Impressionists accomplished and went off in their own directions, each influencing the course of twentieth-century painting. Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin used color to express emotion; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec provided a glimpse into turn-of-the-century nightlife in Paris; Georges Seurat, most famous for his technique—using small dots applied according to color theories—also presented life at the time; and Paul Cézanne was the most influential on future artists, including the very different Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso." source

Next Week: World Wars and Savage Beasts: French and German Expressionism (11:15 am -12:15 pm)

Also: Screening of Art21 (1-3 pm) - Episodes:
"History" featuring Marina Abramovic, Mary Reid Kelley, and Glenn Ligon
"Balance" featuring Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze

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