Art of the Belle Époque
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Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the art produced at the end of the 19th century in Paris.
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Sometimes referred to as a golden age, the end of the nineteenth century in Paris was characterized by optimism, economic prosperity, and regional peace. Following the revolution of Impressionism, the arts market opened up and flourished with creativity and innovation. This course focuses on the varied artistic production that began at the turn of the century in Paris and expanded outward throughout Europe. In particular, we look at the night café scene through the eyes of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the rise of the Montparnasse art scene of Amedeo Modigliani, and the rise of the Art Nouveau.