Impressionist artists who changed the art world

In the 19th century, artists asked questions that challenged academic standards. For centuries art alternated between “realism” and “romanticism,” but a new group of artists began to experiment with techniques to express subjectivity, light, perspective, color, and form. The “impressionists” artists sought to give their impression of the world—to capture moments in a way previous artists had not. This course discusses 10 of the most famous impressionists and what makes them great.

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Course plan

Lesson 1. Edouard Manet
Lesson 2. Claude Monet
Lesson 3. Edgar Degas
Lesson 4. Berthe Morisot
Lesson 5. Gustave Caillebotte
Lesson 6. Camille Pissarro
Lesson 7. Marie Bracquemond
Lesson 8. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Lesson 9. Alfred Sisley
Lesson 10. Mary Cassatt
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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