Insights Into Art History

Shock and Rebellion | Impressionism

Free Young People's Workshop

Free online workshop with The Courtauld
Suitable for ages 16-18

Join us online to uncover why Impressionist artworks were so shocking when first exhibited in Paris in the second half of the 1800s with art historians Fran Herrick and Tilly Scantlebury. Analyse some of The Courtauld’s best known artworks – by artists including Degas, Monet, Morisot and Renoir – and see them in a whole new light. Explore the often turbulent cultural, social and political contexts of 19th-century Paris that led to a rebellious outlook in certain artistic circles. Reflect on Impressionism’s legacy with its commitment to capturing contemporary experience and willingness to challenge conventions.

Participants who sign up on or before 12 November will receive a materials pack containing:

A4 colour paper in neutral colours; 3 x coloured pencils; 3 x oil pastels (in light, medium and dark tones).

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1:30pm, 20 Nov 2021

Saturday 20th November, 13.30pm - 15.30pm BST

Free, booking essential



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