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Belfast Senior College

How the Impressionists Defeated the Academy

with Antoinette Pimentel



Impressionism was a radical art movement that rebelled against the yoke of the Academy and embraced modernity to create works that truly reflected the world in which they lived. Art became spontaneous, luminous, colorful, unregimented. These artists opened the gates of personal creativity and innovation. Uniting them was a focus on how light could define a moment in time, with color providing freshness, and loose brushstrokes suffusing an unexpected reality, not detracting from it.

Instructor Antoinette Pimentel has a degree in biochemistry, but grew up among pigments, easels, and brushes, as her father was an artist, a printer, and an engraver. Her travels led her to turn to art, as science requires a more sedentary life. Antoinette attended the Kunsternes hus in Oslo, Norway, and the Volksuniversiteit in Amsterdam, Nederland. She has taught the history of art and art appreciation for several years in a variety of settings.

Schedule: Wednesdays, 10:00am-Noon, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

Offerred in cooperation with Coastal Senior College

  • Apr 6 - May 25th, 2022
    Wed for 6 weeks from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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