Time for Student evaluations!!
Henri Matisse, Red Room (Harmony in Red), 1908.











Socratic Circle Areas of Expertise
Early Renaissance -
Neoclassicism - Joshua Berman
High Renaissance in Italy - Jenny Park
Romanticism - Amanda Gourley
High Renaissance in Northern Europe - Miranda Johnson
Early photography - Nicole Nguyen
Northern Renaissance -
Realism - Jasmine Han
Mannerism in Italy -
Mannerism in Northern Europe -
Impressionism - Nikita Sernivasan
Mannerism in Spain -
Post Impressionism - Kelsey Brault
Baroque Italy - Danica Tamura
Symbolism - Alyson Brandes
Baroque Spain - Anne Cole
Baroque in Flanders - Zumer Gallaher
Expressionism - Katie Braverman
Baroque in Netherlands -
Cubism -
Rococo - Ellie Teare
Surrealism - Laura Mittelberg











Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear

Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889.





















Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889.


"Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star." - Vincent van Gogh











Vincent Van Gogh, Irises, 1889.











Van Gogh's new way of seeing:
  • Exploited new colors
  • Used color symbolically, for personal expression
  • Distorted forms
  • Worked very rapidly
  • Often worked straight from the tube
  • Impasto = thick applications of pigment that give a painting a palpable surface texture
Vincent Van Gogh, Dr. Gachet, 1890.











Hokusai, Sudden Gust of Wind, 1832.
Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower, 1888.











1887 melanotype showing Emile Bernard (second from the left), Vincent van Gogh (third from the left),
André Antoine (standing at center), and Paul Gauguin (far right) in a group photo






















Day of the God

Paul Gauguin, Mahana no atua (Day of the God), 1894.











Spirit of the Dead Watching

Paul Gauguin, Spirit of the Dead Watching, 1892.











  • Opposed the values of rationalism and material progress
  • Explored the nonmaterial realms of emotion, imagination, and spirituality
  • Sought a deeper understanding of reality than encountered in everyday life
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893.











James Ensor, Christ's Entry Into Brussels, 1889.