The Mysterious Impressionists with Dr Jan Cox

Art History

Day course

Residential course

Dr Jan Cox

14 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

£274 Non-residential week fee, £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer/Autumn week.

A look at the most fascinating of the Impressionists, who all had secret sides to their lives. Camille Pissarro, the kindest of the group, who painted wonderful pictures of countryside and city. Gustave Caillebotte had a secret private life and produced the epic picture ‘The Floor Scrapers’. Frédéric Bazille, good friend of Monet, painted works of great luminosity, but died aged only 28. Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt overcame great difficulties to exhibit with the Impressionists, their work critically acclaimed. Finally, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, painter of the nightlife of Paris in a Post-Impressionist style.

Breakdown for Each Day
Monday 15th August : Camille Pissarro
Tuesday 16th August : Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt
Wednesday 17th August : Gustave Caillebotte
Thursday 18th August : Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
Friday (morning) 19th August : Frédéric Bazille with Monet

You can attend all week or by the day. £60 per day, Friday £34 half day.

Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday.

Tutor information

Dr Jan. D. Cox was awarded a BA at Oxford Brookes University, where his work on Christopher Wood won the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize, and an MA at the University of Bristol.  He was formerly chief researcher for a project that placed online Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism in The Listener, and has since been awarded a PhD scholarship by the University of Leeds.  He has lectured extensively on European and British art at the University of Bristol and the Royal West of England Academy.  He has also addressed conferences at Universities in Oxford and Montreal, and at the Danish National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and the Courtauld Institute. He is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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