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The Post-Impressionists   

Z  Online Class:  A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before each session begins.

French Impressionists in the 1870s and early 1880s introduced a new way of painting in bright colors to try to capture the brilliance of outdoor light. The artists who were dubbed Post-Impressionists tended to retain the vivid colors but reject the idea that art should simply depict the world as it is, quickly and spontaneously. Some, like Gauguin and Van Gogh, wanted a more emotional approach. Others, like Cezanne and Seurat, wanted more structure. In this three-session series, Wendy Evans will explore the work and ideas of these and other artists working in France in the late 1800s, and discuss how they differ from their Impressionist predecessors.

Wendy Evans was raised among the museums of London, England, and holds an advanced degree from Oxford University. She has taught art history at Wayne State and other institutions in Michigan, and is a long-time docent volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Wendy is known fondly for her British accent and crazy socks, and for the passion for art she loves to share with others in her richly illustrated presentations.