Wednesday Work of the Week | Primary
Introducing Impressionism

Wed 16 Jun, 9.15am (AEST)

Past program

This program takes place virtually

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.

Introducing Impressionism 

Impressionism started in France in the late nineteenth century. The term Impressionism is linked to the artists’ aim of capturing ‘impressions’ of the world around them as they saw it; recording changing natural light, movement, and other atmospheric effects in natural and urban landscapes. This week includes an introduction to Impressionism with Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s, Woman with a parasol and small child on a sunlit hillside, c. 1874–76.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe key characteristics of early Impressionist paintings.
  • Examine the ways in which Impressionist artists express their ideas, feelings and beliefs in artworks.
  • Discuss how artworks are made and how the choice of materials can influence their meaning.

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

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