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Art of the Western World: Realism and Impressionism/Post-Impressionism.

Contrasts Courbets treatment of subjects from everyday life with the innovations and techniques used by the impressionists. Examines the impressionists characteristic concern with color and changing light and contrasts this with the very individualistic visions of the postimpressionists. Features experts John House and Griselda Pollack. 1989. 30 min.
View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).