Paris Impressionists – A Walking Tour

March 3 - 11
Course Number: IPD 3706-A
Tuition: $2,600

Faculty: Laurence Minard-Amalou

Come join us in Paris this spring and refresh your creative palate with the masters of impressionist painting!

During this one-week program we will study the main characteristics of impressionist painting, how it speaks to our emotions, understand why it was so innovative, and how it changed the course of art history.

Renoir, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Sisley, Degas, Caillebotte…these painters all lived in Paris at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. They painted a great deal outdoors, in the city and also in the surrounding suburbs of Paris, which then, were countryside villages. We will follow in their footsteps and explore some of the locations where they set their easels.

Our main focus in Paris will be The Gare Saint Lazare area and the Montmartre neighborhood. As we walk through these areas we will analyze the architecture and discover how some places appear not to have been touched by time. In the suburbs, we will explore Chatou, Croissy-sur-Seine and Bougival, following trails that take us to various venues captured in famous paintings. And finally to Auvers-sur-Oise, where Cézanne and Pissaro preceded Van Gogh.

Museum visits will include the Musée d’Orsay, (the “temple” of impressionist paintings), the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Musée Marmottan, Petit Palais Musée des Beaux Art, and the Musée de Montmartre where these famous artists are exhibited today.

Tuition includes: double –occupancy hotel accommodations, daily continental breakfast, welcome and farewell dinners, guided tours, museum admissions, as well as transportation for day trips and within Paris.

Activity Level: moderate to vigorous (13-15 on the RPE Scale)

For further information contact Aziza Gaines, program coordinator via email: [email protected] or phone 212.592.2070.