Saturday Seminar – French Impressionism, Part 2, featuring more paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tutor/Facilitator Dr Michael Adcock

Date: on/from Sat 23 Apr 2022 to Sat 23 Apr 2022
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 2:30-3:30

Delivered ZOOM

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Presenter: Dr Michael Adcock

Facilitator: Mark Denniston

In our final seminar for 2021 Dr Michael Adcock talked about the advent of Impressionism in 19th century France amidst the expansion of the railways, the development of oil paints in tubes and the invention of the camera. All these factors combined to enable artists to be released from the confines of the studio, to delight in the beauty of the countryside, and to experience the constant variations of light and the immediacy of the moment. By the late 1880s various forces were sending the Impressionists in different directions for different effects.

In this second talk Michael continues his presentation of Impressionism and the Post-Impressionists, based on paintings in the 2021 NGV Exhibition. Exploring the life and works of Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Morisot, Caillebotte, Cezanne, van Gogh and Gaugin, Michael provides a deeper understanding of this momentous period in art history.

Michael writes and lectures regularly on French art and history, and also conducts Academy Travel tours in Paris. Currently he is Head of History and Head of Humanities at Melbourne Grammar School.

To view Margaret Byron’s beautiful flyer, click here.

This seminar is open to all U3A Port Phillip members and subscribers and to the general public.

As there are limited numbers, please book in below.

This is an online live seminar, presented as a webinar on Zoom.

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To watch the seminar, click   HERE to join the webinar from 2:20pm for a prompt 2:30pm start.


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