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Painting in Provence with Cezanne and Van Gogh

8-Session Weekend Course on Zoom

Saturday, April 17 to June 12, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class May 29)
Code: 1V00MZ
$245 - Member
$275 - Non-Member
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"Houses in Provence" by Paul Cezanne (National Gallery of Art)

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 16, 2021.


The intense light and glorious landscapes of the South of France have long provided inspiration for plein-air painters like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. Follow the footsteps of these amazing artists “virtually,” painting the same motifs found in Provence in the areas of Arles, Aix-en-Provence, and St. Remy where these artists lived and worked. Learn about the artist’s techniques, including materials, use of color theory and paint application. Instructor Adrienne Wyman, an art historian, also shares fascinating art historical information about the artists’ personal lives, professional struggles and the historical and social context in which they worked.

During his most prolific, yet briefest period of his career, Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles where he painted his famous sunflowers and the yellow house where he lived with fellow artist Paul Gauguin. Cézanne was drawn back time and time again to paint the local landmark of Montagne Sainte-Victoire.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*


  • The instructor is Adrienne Wyman.
  • 8 sessions, 3 hours each (no class May 29)
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.