Cézanne: The Father of Modern Art
Although not widely appreciated until the last decade of his life, Paul Cézanne was the preeminent French artist of the Post-Impressionist era, and he remains one of the most influential painters in the history of art. Insisting that painting stay in touch with its material, virtually sculptural origins, he paved the way for the emergence of twentieth-century modernism, both visually and conceptually. His work constitutes the most powerful and essential link between the ephemeral aspects of Impressionism and the more materialist, artistic movements of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and complete Abstraction. His art also embraces the great art of the past in surprising ways. In this series, we’ll examine the context evolution, achievements and broad influence of this unique individual—as an artist and a man. Pablo Picasso believed Cézanne was “a mother hovering over us” and Henri Matisse dubbed him “the father of us all”. Take this class with Dr. Jill Kiefer to find out why!
Class Cancellations: PAC reserves the right to cancel classes if we do not reach the minimum of 7 students. If cancelled, everyone registered will be notified and issued a full refund.
Please note: This is an online art class via Zoom. The instructor will send out an email with the zoom link prior to event. To ensure you can join on time, please use the link to register at least 15 minutes before start time. Thank you!