Saturday 29th September, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting
An Art Tour de France:
The Rise of Impressionism
Amidst the dramatic up & downs of 19th-century French politics and society, artists were seeking new ways to paint the modern world.
Taking their cue from Manet, whose work infuriated the Academic establishment, artists like Monet, Renoir and Morisot set up easels in the forests of Fontainebleau, on the coastlines of Normandy and in the cafes of Paris to create pictures that captured the fleeting moments of light and life.
Join us today to discuss these revolutionary artists and their radical new art.
Image: detail from John Singer Sargent’s “Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood (c.1885; c/o tate.org.uk)
Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.
Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)
For further information please contact Mark Banting by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter @TheCommonViewer
These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.