The Heroism of Modern Life: French Painting in the 1860sNovember 6, 2018 at 5pm Jepson Center
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Tickets: $125 – cocktails and dinner; $60 – cocktails only
Don’t miss this exciting lecture related to the exhibition Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism.
Impressionism has been one of the most popular and enduring artistic movements in history. However, in the 1860s and 1870s the young French painters suffered ridicule and abuse as, led by Édouard Manet, they rebelled against a powerful artistic establishment. What made their art so shocking and so threatening? And why, by contrast, is Impressionism so popular today? This illustrated lecture by Ross King will look at the radical artistic aims of the Impressionists and their struggles to capture the modern world.
Ross King is a Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer based in England. He began his career by writing two works of historical fiction in the 1900s, later turning to non-fiction, and has since written several critically acclaimed and best-selling historical works including Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.
Sponsored by Georgine Scott–REALTOR, The Landings Company