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Patriots, Pashas, and Peasants: French Painting from Delacroix to Courbet


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.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013, 11:00 am
Drawing Lines: Classicism versus Romanticism

Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 11:00 am
Channel Crossings: British Influences in French Painting, 1820-1840

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 11:00 am
Lure of the Exotic

Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 11:00 am
Plein-Air Painting and the Barbizon Landscape

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, 11:00 am
Gustave Courbet, Realist

Thursday, December 19th, 2013, 11:00 am
Paris 1855: Painting at the Crossroads

Single tickets: $30
6 sessions: $160

Tickets to these events 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)

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