Impressionism and Japonisme: Graphic Space

Impressionism and Japonisme: Graphic Space

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903), Tahitian Woman and Boy, 1899, Oil on canvas, Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon. 

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.

Investigate line, idealized geometric shapes and graphic space in the compositions of Édouard Vuillard, Paul Gauguin and Édouard Manet.


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.
Meets in Entrance Gallery
Advance registration is required. Please use the register button