Impressionism and Japonisme: New Views and Truncated Form

Impressionism and Japonisme: New Views and Truncated Form

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901), At the Cirque Fernando, Rider on a White Horse, 1887–1888, Pastel and drained oil on board,  Norton Simon Art Foundation

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard Houston

Join artist and educator Richard Houston in this six-week course investigating how Japanese design elements in woodblock prints influenced European art in the late 19th century. Each week, students explore various design strategies through a series of exercises using the Museum’s renowned Impressionist collection.

Explore how the use of unusual viewing angles and truncated forms creates new opportunities for European image making. View works by Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.


All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $25 ($20 for members), and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included.
Advance registration is required. Please use the register button
Meets in Entrance Gallery