Kathryn Calley Galitz, Associate Museum Educator, MMA.
The 1820s witnessed the birth of Romanticism, as Delacroix, Ingres, and other French artists embraced new subjects, inspired by cross-Channel exchanges and the lure of the exotic. The Paris Salon of 1824 launched the battle between the Romantics and the Classicists, an aesthetic struggle that defined a generation of French artists. By mid-century, the modern-life subjects of Courbet and Manet threatened to subvert the artistic establishment, setting the stage for the Impressionist revolution.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013, 11:00 am
Drawing Lines: Classicism versus Romanticism
Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 11:00 am
Channel Crossings: British Influences in French Painting, 1820-1840
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 11:00 am
Lure of the Exotic
Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 11:00 am
Plein-Air Painting and the Barbizon Landscape
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, 11:00 am
Gustave Courbet, Realist
Thursday, December 19th, 2013, 11:00 am
Paris 1855: Painting at the Crossroads
Single tickets: $30
6 sessions: $160
Tickets to these events include Museum admission.
This series is made possible by The Arthur Gillender Fund.
Above: Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904). Bashi-Bazouk, 1868–69. Oil on canvas; 31 3/4 x 26 in. (80.6 x 66 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008 (2008.547.1)
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