Monday, February 18

The Impressionists on YouTube

I have just finished watching the final episode of a three-part television mini-series, The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution, produced by the BBC in 2006. However, being a period piece, the content never ages, of course.

I actually watched each one-hour episode on YouTube over several days. Click here for an accurate summary of the series on Wikipedia. Although, if you're a fan of Impressionism like I am, you will probably want to watch it no matter what any reviewers say.

It's especially interesting, I think, to those of us who have read or studied the lives and times of the Impressionists as it brings to life on-screen the trials and tribulations of these now-famous painters in a way that cannot be captured in a book. Of course, if all you want to do is look at their paintings, then a good coffee-table book on Impressionism is the way to go.

Anyway, I hope you can find the time to watch this program. The easiest way to find it is to go to Google>YouTube and in the query box simply type in The Impressionists Part 1.

How did we manage before YouTube?

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