Wednesday Work of the Week | Secondary
Introducing Impressionism

Wed 16 Jun, 9.45am (AEST)

Past program

This program takes place virtually

Levels 7-12

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 the key characteristics of an early Impressionist paintings.
  • Analyse and interpret the themes, concepts and ideas in early works by the Impressionists.
  • Discuss how Impressionist artists used materials, techniques and processes to realise their intentions in their artworks.

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

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