Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery (Sept.2018): The Rise of Impressionism

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.

Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood ?1885 by John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

Image: detail from John Singer Sargent’s “Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood (c.1885; c/o


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 or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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