Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Manet's Paris and the Development of Impressionism

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian and founder of Art in Context 

February 20, Part 1 |  Introduction and La Vie Moderne: Paris Transformed
Introduction to the Modern artist Édouard Manet and the young group of artists that surrounded him such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Frédéric Bazille, and Edgar Degas. We will discuss the effects of Haussmanization on the city of Paris and the artistic response to these changes.
*February 27, Part 2 | Manet and The Urban Experience: Salon, Scandal, and the Demi-Monde
In this lecture we will focus on Édouard Manet, the Father of Modern Art, and consider his development as an artist, his relationship with the Salon, and his shocking paintings of the 1860s including Olympia, a work that openly referenced prostitution.
March 6, Part 3 |  Manet and The Ecole des Batignolles the late 1860’s and 1870’s
We will continue to consider Manet’s career, the range of his output, and the impact that he had on the Ecole des Batignolles, the young group of artists that revered him which included Monet, Degas, Renoir, Bazille, Morisot.
March 13, Part 4 |  Early Impressionists and the Exhibition of the Société Anonyme
The artists around Manet launch themselves into the Paris scene with a bold new group exhibition, where the artists earn their name, “Impressionists”.
March 20, Part 5 | Impressionism and the Urban Experience
From cafes, to masked balls, to café concerts, we consider the urban spectacle of Paris through the lens of Manet and the Impressionists.
*March 27, Part 6 | A Woman’s Perspective: Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt
Quite extraordinarily, there were two women artists affiliated with the Impressionist group. In this lecture, we will discuss the work of Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt and consider their unique perspectives and contributions to the movement.

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Event details

February 20, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm