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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—Paris, Provence, and Paradise: Post-Impressionism

With Curator of Education Mariann Smith

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11:15 am

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903). The Yellow Christ, 1889. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 28 7/8 inches (92.1 x 73.3 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. General Purchase Funds, 1946.

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Post-Impressionism was not a style or a movement—it refers to artists who built on what the Impressionists accomplished and went off in their own directions, each influencing the course of twentieth-century painting. Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin used color to express emotion; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec provided a glimpse into turn-of-the-century nightlife in Paris; Georges Seurat, most famous for his technique—using small dots applied according to color theories—also presented life at the time; and Paul Cézanne was the most influential on future artists, including the very different Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

About the 150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

This lecture series, held every two years in conjunction with the Education Department’s docent training course, will cover the history of art from the mid-nineteenth century through 2012. Curator of Education Mariann Smith and Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector will focus on works in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection as they cover both the art and the history of the past 150 years. The series continues through Saturday, March 16, 2013. Doors for all lectures open at 11 am. View Full Schedule