Osher Free Event with Documentarian Perry Wolff

Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, 1899. Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

The Rise and Fall of Impressionism
Friday, June 8, 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.,
Belmont Village Westwood in the Screening Room

This award-winning documentary − which was produced, written and narrated by Perry Wolff, recounts the professional and social interactions among Manet, Monet, Morisot, Degas, Renoir and Cassatt, their artistic subjects and approach to their art.

While many people feel impressionism is often simply pleasant, Picasso hated it: “It’s like eating sugar all day. In art your must kill your father.” Mr. Wolff, however, makes that point that impressionism was a radical departure in art. Instead of depicting royalty and elegance, ordinary people and outdoor scenes became the subject matter. Also, for the first time women became noted artists.

Suggested book: James Gleeson Impressionist Painters

Mr. Wolff has won 15 Emmy awards, 14 Peabody Awards, numerous Writers Guild, Du Pont and Polk awards and a Motion Picture Academy nomination.  Mr. Wolff will take questions after each screening.


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