Wednesday Work of the Week | Primary
Innovative printmaking

Wed 1 Sep, 9.15am (AEST)

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This program takes place virtually

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Levels 1-6

Join an NGV Educator live from the NGV for a short and lively introduction to one work from French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected]. The program recording will also be available to access for one week for booked participants.

Innovative Printmaking

For the French Impressionists, innovation and experimentation expanded beyond canvas and paint. They also experimented with printmaking, pushing the medium in new and innovative directions.  Edgar Degas’ interest in printmaking was infectious. He influenced artists around him, sharing technical advice and even printing some of their plates. Explore how Degas experimented with different printing techniques to achieve Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Etruscan Gallery, 1879–80.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the look and feel of prints produced by the Impressionists.
  • Examine the ways in which artists express their ideas, feelings and beliefs in artworks.
  • Discuss how artworks are made and how the choice of materials and techniques can influence the meaning of artworks.
  • Describe the presentation of artworks in gallery spaces and the impact this has on how the work is viewed.

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

Learn French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Virtual