The The Modern Era: Impressionism to the New York School - A fun, relaxed introduction to the artists and paintings of western civilization that will give you an understanding of the relationships, context, and chronology of the most important painters in history. Discussion will emphasize artist’s motives and contributions to the pictorial painting language. From the Italians, Dutch, Germans, and Spanish, to the French, and Americans; a clear connection will be revealed in the artistic pursuit of conceived and depicted space and light in painting. Find your visual preferences, discover art you admire, and understand why. This class is for exposure and enjoyment, there is no required writing. The Modern Era class covers Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism, Cubisim, Surrealism, American Art up to the New York School: Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Minimalism. Includes: Manet, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gaugain, Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Bonnard, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Pollock, Rothko, and deKooning, and many more.