CONF: Impressionism Around the World (Philadelphia, 12-14 Apr 19)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, April 12 – 14, 2019

“IMPRESSIONISM AROUND THE WORLD”
10TH ANNUAL ANNE d’HARNONCOURT SYMPOSIUM 2019

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Auditorium

organized by André Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania), Kathleen Foster and Jennifer Thompson (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

How did a quintessentially French art movement like Impressionism become an international phenomenon and global success around the year 1900? Why were its attempts to condense representation so completely into the here and now, into an experiential moment, a flicker of light, and the material conditions of painting such a favorite with audiences of highly disparate nationalities, traditions, religions, political regimes, and imperial ambitions? Leading scholars explore Impressionism’s global reach at the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on the style’s infatuation with speed and commodity culture, mass travel, the telegraph, the moving image, and thus the complete re-organization of modern global time and space these innovations set in motion.

REGISTRATION for this event required (Registration is free and open to the public):
https://www.sas.upenn.edu/arthistory/events/anne-dharnoncourt-symposium-2019

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