Quantcast
Ticketed Talk

Patriots, Pashas, and Peasants: French Painting from Delacroix to Courbet - Kathryn Calley Galitz

Bashi-Bazouk

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.

Today's topic:
Lure of the Exotic.

Tickets to this event 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)

See more in Ticketed Talks

It's About Time

Enter weekly for a chance to win tickets to performances and talks.

C&L brochure

Featuring: Alarm Will Sound in residence, Arvo Pärt, Chamber Opera at the Met, Philippe Jaroussky, Rosanne Cash, Susan Graham, Dance Heginbotham, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Stephen Pinker, and many more.

View the spring 2014 brochure.

Hearing Loss icons

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.