Unlike other artistic movements, Impressionism captured the immediacy of an era: the second half of 19th century France, especially in Paris. As a newly formed alliance of painters, the Impressionists depicted the swiftly changing streetscape, the increasingly industrialized society, the political unrest, and the recently relaxed social customs. Witness the transformation and documentation of Paris in iconic paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, and their Impressionist colleagues.
Tish Robinson, The Wonders of France, will present the lecture.
$9 member; $11 non-member