Art Study Trip to Paris
Students at Webster’s Geneva campus recently enjoyed a richly intercultural study trip to Paris led by Dr. Maryvelma Smith O’Neil. The group visited three major art collections – Louvre, d’Orsay and Pompidou – and followed guided walking tours of historic Île de la Cité and artistically memorable Montmartre.
Student comments speak to the experience. Carl Tayo said, “It was an incredibly relevant trip that made it much easier to comprehend art.” For Irina Sebua, “It was very eye-opening and made me reflect on my perception of what art is. I really learned about the different architecture of churches and museums as well about the works of many artists within their historical contexts.” Emil Mammadli appreciated the great opportunity to see works by legendary artists, such as Caravaggio, Boccioni and Picasso. The latter advised, “One must act in painting as in life, directly.” That’s just what the group did exploring art in Paris together.