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European 19th-century art began and ended with anti-rational movements: Romanticism and Symbolism. Why? We review the century's artistic movements, and the way Impressionism, Divisionism, Symbolism and Postimpressionism anticipated Modernism by challenging traditional laws of drawing and the use of colour. Artists discussed include Manet, Degas, Whistler, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cézanne.


Course dates

07 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

24 Jul 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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