ARH 387 Investigating Impressionism

This course will examine the varied facets of Impressionism, chronologically and thematically. We will explore definitions of modernism and the modern life, gender relations, advancements in technology, and cultural sharing and appropriation, among other topics. Special attention will be paid to the influence of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) on the work of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists such as James Whistler, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh.