Monet, Impressionism, and Giverny

Facilitator: Joseph Cassar is a professor of Art and Graphic Communications at the UMUC. He has designed online art courses for the University and for the NY Times Knowledge Network. He lectures at the Osher Program at JHU and TU, Renaissance Institute, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Smithsonian Associates in DC, CCBC, and has guided several onsite lectures at the BMA, Walters Museum, The National Gallery of Art and Hirschhorn Museum in DC. He is the author of several art books specializing on Maltese modern artists and won prizes for academic excellence.

This course focuses on the artist Claude Monet and his role in the Impressionist movement. The course addresses the life of the artist within an art historical background and discusses his humble beginnings in Le Havre until the last years of his life in Giverny. We will discuss works by other impressionist contemporaries to analyze the characteristics of the open air painting movement. The final focus of the course will be about Monet’s greatest creations: his garden, and how he developed the water lilies series in the last years of his life. The influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the art of Monet will also be discussed. The lectures are in the form of a Power Point presentation, rich in images that invite questions and discussion.

Fee: $50 Beth El Congregation member, $60 non-member *registration required

For further information and to register, please contact Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.

Location: Kolker Room