Our researcher Josepha will share some interesting well known and lesser known influences for the Impressionist movement. This engaging talk will be enhanced by beautiful pictures in a great setting. Don’t miss out, this will be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and teachers to speak French.

  • Contact: 07903 821655
  • Cost: £5 for members, £8 for non members, including a glass of wine
  • Date: Thursday 2nd May at 7.30pm
  • Meeting Place: Waterstones, 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD

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A word from Josepha:

A l’heure actuelle, l’impressionnisme est sans doute le mouvement le plus populaire de l’art occidental. Mais cela ne fut pas toujours le cas. Cette présentation revient sur les problèmes rencontrés par les artistes impressionnistes à leur époque, mais aussi les raisons du succès populaire de cet art pour notre sensibilité actuelle. Ce sera l’occasion de raconter des anecdotes et des aspects insolites de ce courant d’art. Saviez-vous par exemple qu’il y a un lien entre l’art japonais et l’impressionnisme?

Nowadays, Impressionism is without a doubt the most popular Western art movement. However, this has not always been the case. This talk will offer a brief insight into the reasons of the initial rejection of Impressionism, and why it became ultimately so widely appealing to this day. While doing so, we will explore little known facts and discuss anecdotes concerning Impressionist artworks and artists. Did you know for example that there is a link between Japanese art and Impressionism?

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