Tue, Feb 23 | Zoom

Impressionism through Mid-Century Abstract "The Language of Visual Abstraction" on Zoom

A series of 4 Art History classes presented by Pat Stark Feinstein on Zoom
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Impressionism through Mid-Century Abstract "The Language of Visual Abstraction" on Zoom

Time & Location

Feb 23, 5:00 PM – Mar 16, 6:30 PM


Impressionism through Mid-Century Abstract - a series of 4 Art History Classes with Pat Stark Feinstein on Zoom  

4 Tuesdays,  February 23 - March 16 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, 

$60 members / $65 non-members / Special discount for CCMoA Docents

From Claude Monet to Hans Hofmann, how and why did modern art evolve? Bring your questions, challenge your understanding and explore the multiple, shifting perspectives that continue to pervade our culture. The last half hour will be for 

Q & A.

Class Schedule Overview:

Feb 23    Class 1 - Impressionism/Post-Impressionism

March 2  Class 2 - Expressionism / Fauvism / Surrealism

March 8  Class 3 - Cubism through Mondrian

March 16 Class 4 - Abstraction


February 23 - Monet’s gardens and the sun dappled nudes of Renoir are followed by the swirling energy of Van Gogh’s stars and the evolving structure of Cezanne’s mountain.

March 2nd - Delving into the emotional and irrational aspects of art: Munch’s scream, Matisse’s lush odalisque, the fractured glass of Duchamp and the melting clock of Dali.

March 9th - A more analytical exploration of the visual world: the cubism of Picasso and Braque, the manifestos and “isms” of Boccioni, Leger, Delaunay and Malevich, and the spiritual ideals of Mondrian.

March 16th- Going beyond the world we see in order to explore the imagery of imagination, intuition and insight into the nature of the visual language, from Kandinsky’s non-objective art in 1910 to the radiant abstractions of Hofmann in the 1960s.

Instructor Bio:

Pat Stark Feinstein

Stark Feinstein is a teacher, curator and painter who has worked in New York and on Cape Cod. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Cork Gallery and Atlantic Gallery in New York City, at the Provincetown Art Association, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Harvest Gallery in Dennis, among other venues. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, Feinstein studied extensively with Sam Feinstein, whose classes continued the Hans Hofmann modernist philosophy of art. Calling herself a “second-generation” Hofmann student, Feinstein eventually taught painting workshops in Michigan and in Toronto, working beside her husband Sam. For 22 years, Feinstein taught painting, drawing and the history of art and western culture at New York’s Riverdale Country School.

  • Art History - Member
  • Art History - Non Member
  • Art History - CCMoA Docents