Docent Lecture: "Impressionist Paris: City of Light"

July 10, 2010 - 1:00pm1:50pm

Presented in conjunction with Birth of Impressionism, Impressionist Paris: City of Light is at the Legion of Honor June 5–September 26, 2010.

From the dark alleys of Old Paris, at the dawn of the Impressionist era, to a world of color and light in the early 20th entury, Paris was a source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted her as a subject.

Lecturer: Jim Kohn

Docent Lecture: "The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for Impressionist Painters"

June 20, 2010 - 2:15pm3:00pm

Docent Lecturer: Carol Nelson

The garden served as an inspiration to many Impressionists painters. Among the most enthusiastic gardeners were Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cézanne. Which had come first—an interest in the garden or in painting—is not always easy to determine.


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