Art: expression or impression?

It was the first speaking corner this year. We observed several paintings by Eduard Hopper and also the ‘Raft of the Medusa’ by Géricault, the ‘In Bed the Kiss’ by Toulouse-Lautrec and ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent van Gogh. With Joan, we talked about impressions, sensations, feelings, textures, perspectives, atmospheres and ambiances.

Eduard Hopper (1882-1967) – American realist painter. In his paintings he gave a personal vision of the modern American life.

Théodore Géricault
  (1791-1824) was an influential French painter known for The Raft of the Medusa. He was one of the pioneers of the Romantic Movement.

Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is among the best-known painters of the Post– Impressionist period.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch Post-Impressionist painter considered one of the most influential figures in the history of Western art.


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