From Mount Fuji to Giverny: Japanese Art History and European Impressionism
September 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am$220. – $265.
Chris Fasolino, instructor
This course covers the art history of Japan as well as the inspirational role that Japanese art history played in the works of European Impressioinists and Post- Impressionists like Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The unique art of the Japanese tea ceremony and the traditions of Japanese garden design will also be considered. From the flamboyant castles of the shoguns to the quiet forest cottages of the tea masters, the art history of Japan is full of contrasts. Folding screens with paintings of bamboo and tigers will be included, as will tranquil paintings of pine forests and dancing cranes. The ukiyo-e woodblock prints will be examined both within their own culture and as an inspiration to artists like Monet, who designed his beloved gardens at Giverny along Japanese principles, and van Gogh, who said “All my work is based to some extent on Japanese art.”
Classes meet September 30 – December 2 Register by Sep 23
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
#FA01 $265 (Museum members $220)