ONLINE SEMINAR
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

$250.00

Painters and sculptors, inventors, political thinkers, doctors and nurses – Paris gave all of them a vision of deeper knowledge and more intense beauty. In The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, historian David McCullough reveals the city through the eyes of Americans living there from 1830 until 1900.

When: Four weekly sessions on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern, starting February 21, 2023

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$250 plus 13% HST (approx. US$195 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date.

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

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Description

LEADER

Sean Forester is an artist who loves 19th-century French and American painting. Sean led a Classical Pursuits travel tour to Paris focused on the Belle Epoque. He has spent many hours in the museums and walking the city streets.

BOOKS

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
(December 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1416571773
(The book is required.)

Americans in Paris 1860–1900 by H. Barbara Weinberg Adler, Kathleen; Erica E. Hirshler
(December 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-1857093063
(The book is recommended but not required)

Sean will show slides of artworks. He will provide links in advance to some of the key paintings and sculptures.

To facilitate text references during the seminar, please obtain these editions.

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They left America and sailed to France. Painters and sculptors, inventors, political thinkers, doctors and nurses – Paris gave them a vision of deeper knowledge and more intense beauty. In The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, historian David McCullough reveals the city through the eyes of Americans living there from 1830 until 1900. We follow in the footsteps of Samuel Morse, an accomplished painter before he invented the telegraph and Morse code; Charles Sumner, whose studies at the Sorbonne helped make him a passionate abolitionist; and Elizabeth Blackwell, America’s first female physician, when there were twice the number of medical students in École de Médecine de Paris as in all of America. McCullough gives us the sweep of history, from the Franco-Prussian war to the Commune and the Second Empire. He lays out the transformation of a medieval city into a modern capital with grand boulevards of Beaux Arts architecture.

For those traveling to Paris with Classical Pursuits in May 2023, this seminar will give you deeper insight into the city’s history and culture. For those who cannot join the tour, you can make the greater journey virtually. Sean Forester will show slides of paintings by Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, among others. We will also discuss the remarkable sculptures, and the struggles, of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Sean will place these American artists in the context of the French masters who inspired them as we explore styles that defined the 19th century: neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, and impressionism.

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

All seminars are subject to a minimum enrollment of 7 participants. See full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars. By registering for a seminar, you agree to abide by our code of conduct.

Classical Pursuits will record this seminar, and make each session privately available to registered participants for up to two weeks after that session.

 

 

Additional information

Discount

Concert ticket, Not eligible for discount, Five times, With friend, Gift registration