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Zoom Lectures - September 2020


     Monday 14 September 2020


A Sunday on the Grande Jatte - The Impressionists and Paris II


Georges Seurat's masterpiece, today at the Art Institute of Chicago, is in many ways the iconic representation of the Paris middle classes at the opening of the French Third Republic which succeeded Haussmann's and Napoleon III's Second Empire.

The Impressionists and the Neo-Impressionists after them were the first artists to present modern Paris in their paintings at a time when it was considered too recent, too ordinary and too vulgar a subject for art.

The new city boulevards, cafés, racecourses, parks and railway stations were an apt subject for the new painters. Like Haussmann’s urban planners, they, too, were keen on eliminating the historical past  in order to create an art of the present and the future, reflecting the 19th century values of modernity, science and progress.

In our second lecture we will follow the evolution of the depictions of modern Paris from the 1870s through the Impressionist era (1874-1886) concluding with the Belle Epoque (1890-1910) when the subject becomes a standard staple of commercial art.  Monet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Pissarro and Seurat are some of the best known modern masters we will be looking at along with the lesser known, but key Paris painters of the era: GoeneuteForain, de Nittis, Béraud, Lhermitte, Laloue and Luce.

Place: Zoom lecture

Date: Monday 14 September

Time: 5-6:40 pm French time

Fee: 15€

Payment Instructions (please let me know which your prefer):

1. Payment after reception of an invoice on 30 September for several lectures by any of the methods below.

2. By credit card via SUMUP if you send me your cell number for the transaction link.

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3. By PayPal indicating the date of the lecture to this link: https://www.paypal.me/AMKEFriendsofPaxos

4. By transfer if you have a European account to:

Chris Boicos Fine Arts

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