Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America 

Paul Cézanne, Self-portrait with a beret, about 1898–99, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Charles H Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and partial gift of Elizabeth Paine Metcalf
Paul Cézanne, Self-portrait with a beret, about 1898–99, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Charles H Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and partial gift of Elizabeth Paine Metcalf

Come and see the French masters Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, and their disciples, together with their devotees in America, in this dazzling exhibition of Impressionist works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

As you tour the exhibition, identify and explore compositional techniques that the Impressionists used to create perspective, and investigate how the illusion of depth is achieved. Also explore Japonism – the influence of Japanese art and aesthetics on the works displayed.

In Te Papa’s classroom, learn more about techniques to convey perspective, and create an art work in response to the exhibition.

Programme information

Availability: Term 3

Learning areas and strands:Visual Art levels 1 - 4

Year levels: 4 - 8

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (teachers and parent helpers are free)

Full programme information: Essential reading prior to attending this programme. Colour and Light: Impressionism from France and America programme information (PDF, 71kB)

 

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