June 2020

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Zoom Lectures, June 2020

   

     Thursday 25 June 2020

 

Courthsip, Love and Marriage 

in 19th Century French Art II, 1870-1890 

 

With the advent of “Realism” the middle of the 19th century witnessed the first attacks on the conventions governing the presentation of courtship, romance and marriage in literature but also in art. Social norms remained on the surface strict and steadfast until the early 1900s, but writers and artists became fascinated with the margins of contemporary society, changing mores in urban life and most particularly with the shifting status of women in the modern world. In this lecture we will examine how some of the great Paris-based artists of the period depicted romance, courtship, marriage and sexuality in their own time.

Our second lecture will cover the period of the beginning of the Third Republic in France, which is that of the Impressionist movement, Emile Zola's and Maupassant's chronicles of French society and the ongoing expansion and reconstruction of modern Paris. Our principal artists will be Henri-Fantin Latour, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Guiseppe de Nittis, Gustave Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet.

Place: Zoom lecture

Date: Thursday 25 June

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 1 July 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.

As soon as payment goes through please send me the last 4 digits of your credit card which enable me to identify you.

3. By PayPal to this link: https://www.paypal.me/AMKEFriendsofPaxos

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

Chris Boicos Fine Arts

BIC : CMCIFRPP          IBAN : FR76 3006 6100 1100 0103 7760 182     

Bank : CIC Paris République, 201 rue de Temple 75003 Paris

Please quote your name in the transfer information.

You will be receiving the Zoom meeting details as soon as you send me an email notice of the transaction.

 

 

Monday 29 June 2020

 

Montmartre: Myth and Reality II, 1890-1910

 

Home in the 19th century to Paris workers, struggling artists, poets, prostitutes and cut-throats (the infamous « apaches »), Montmartre, Paris’ highest hill, always had a story apart from the rest of the city. In our second Monday lecture we will explore the history of the district in its most crucial period from the "gay nineties" to the eve of World War I. We will focus on the cabarets and famous dance halls on the hill – the Moulin de la Galette – and the boulevards immediately below – the Moulin Rouge and the Chat Noir – as well as landscape: the numerous views of the windmills, bucolic surroundings, the no-man’s land called the “maquis” and the spreading urbanization of the end of the century. Jules Chéret, Georges Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, Pablo Picasso, Kees van Dongen, Georges Rouault, Marie Laurencin and Maurice Utrillo  are among the many artists and illustrators whose work we will explore in our  second lecture. We will see how paintings and posters created, over time, the image of Montmartre and the outer boulevards as a mythical district apart from the rest of Paris and confront the myth to the social and urban realities of the era.

Place: Zoom lecture

Date: Monday 29 June

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 1 July 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.

As soon as payment goes through please send me the last 4 digits of your credit card which enable me to identify you.

3. By PayPal to this link: https://www.paypal.me/AMKEFriendsofPaxos

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

Chris Boicos Fine Arts

BIC : CMCIFRPP          IBAN : FR76 3006 6100 1100 0103 7760 182     

Bank : CIC Paris République, 201 rue de Temple 75003 Paris

Please quote your name in the transfer information.

You will be receiving the Zoom meeting details as soon as you send me an email notice of the transaction.

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Thursday 2 July 2020 

 

The Stories of Amélie and Marguerite Matisse 

 

 Henri Matisse married Amélie Parayre in 1898 when he was an up-and-coming but still struggling artist. Amélie passionately believed in her husband’s talent and stood by him morally and financially in these very difficult years. She also served as one of his key models and inspired some of the greatest paintings of Matisse’s’ possibly richest period, 1900-1917. Amélie adopted from the beginning, as her own, Matisse’s 4-year old little girl, Marguerite born of a previous liaison. Marguerite’s fragile health and frequent asthma attacks were the constant worry of her father and stepmother. Matisse’s portraits of this precious and vulnerable girl from childhood until her marriage, are perhaps some of his most moving.

In our lecture we will analyze the artist’s portrayals of both women, connecting them stylistically and symbolically to the work of the old and contemporary masters that Matisse most admired from the Greeks to Cézanne and Picasso.

Place: Zoom lecture

Date: Thursday 2 July

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 1 July 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.

As soon as payment goes through please send me the last 4 digits of your credit card which enable me to identify you.

3. By PayPal to this link: https://www.paypal.me/AMKEFriendsofPaxos

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

Chris Boicos Fine Arts

BIC : CMCIFRPP          IBAN : FR76 3006 6100 1100 0103 7760 182     

Bank : CIC Paris République, 201 rue de Temple 75003 Paris

Please quote your name in the transfer information.

You will be receiving the Zoom meeting details as soon as you send me an email notice of the transaction.

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