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Art History, Fine Arts & Film Institute

Paris provides the perfect backdrop for you to study the history and practice of the arts. Our faculty will lead you on an unparalleled journey through the history of art, architecture, or film, often holding classes at monuments, museums and cinemas around the city. Want to improve your own art? You can take classes to refine your drawing and painting skills and develop a critical eye towards your own work. Immerse yourself in Paris and be inspired by the city that has produced some of the finest artists and filmmakers in the world, all while gaining the knowledge you’ll need to take your creativity to the next level.

 

COURSE SPOTLIGHT

Impressionism – Post-Impressionism

The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists are among the most well-known artists in the world. Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin are names that few ignore. Besides the popular acclaim due to the charm and appealing formal qualities of their works, these artists contributed to a major shift in the definition of art at the end of the 19th century, preparing the artistic upheaval of the 20th century. Subjects from the everyday, breakthrough brushwork, contrasting color theory, abstract color, subjectivity, independent exhibits: these are some of the revolutionary interrogations set, consciously or not, by these painters. Through a chronological study of Impressionism and the different approaches enclosed under the umbrella term Post-Impressionism, through masterpieces and also less known works kept in various Parisian museums (le Louvre, le musée d’Orsay but also le Petit Palais, le musée Marmottan, l’Orangerie), plus some relevant temporary exhibits, the course will dig into the complex phenomenon of modernity which conditioned the emergence of Impressionism and Post-impressionism.

See AH3000 – Impressionism – Post-Impressionism

COURSES STARTING IN JUNE

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule." Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

 

3-week classes:

6-week classes:

  • AH 1003 – Intro to Art Through Paris Museums
  • AH 3000 – Impressionism – Post-impressionism 

  • AR 1090 – Painting Paris

  • AR 1091 – Paris Sketchbook

  • AR 1091B – Topics: Photography in Paris

 

COURSES STARTING IN JULY

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule."  Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

3-week classes: