Gustave Courbet is considered the father of Realism. He described is process as painting "only what the retina sees". Visit the Courbet WebMuseum and discuss what he meant.
The Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix was a renowned colorist. Visit the Delacroix site
and select two works. Discuss and describe his use of color, composition, and subject matter. In what
way does this exemplify Romanticism?
Munch's works contained psychological and emotional content that would become a major influence on the development
of German Expressionism. Explore his work
and discuss his emotional content.
Francisco Goya was the painter for the Spanish court. Explore his work
and discuss, citing examples, how politics influenced his works.
Mary Cassatt's paintings capture the relationship between mother and child. View her work at the National Gallery of Art
and discuss how her worked developed and her portrayal of the figure.
Théodore Gericault paintings are filled with motion and energy. Visit
the Gericault Web Museum. Discuss his use of horse imagery.
Van Gogh, Pisarro, and Cézanne were leaders in the Post - Impressionist movement. Tour:
Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and select one work by each artist. Compare
and contrast their works.
Paul Gauguin's paintings from Tahiti exemplify Post-Impressionism. Visit the the National Gallery of Art
and discuss his painting Fatata te Miti.