Art History – November

Our next meeting is on Monday 3rd December and we will begin our study of the Impressionist painters starting with Edouard Manet.  Our DVD is ‘Manet – The Man Who Invented Modern Art’.  Manet’s work was remarkable for its modernity, both in technique and subject matter – qualities which attracted the admiration of a group of painters who became known as the Impressionists.  Citied as the father of the Impressionists, he was an important influence on them and also learnt much from them himself.  Manet’s painting ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe’ (1863) caused a scandal in the art world because it challenged Classical themes and can perhaps be considered as the departure point for Modern Art.  The film will be followed by contributions from the group.

Angela Deane