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The Seine Estuary: Capturing the 19th Century Imagination- Birthplace of Impressionism Carole Petipher Monday 19 November 2018

The lecture will look at the host of artists who flocked to the picturesque harbour of Honfleur and its surroundings to capture, in Baudelaire’s words “this green and rose vastness which goes to my head like an intoxicating drink”.

It is about the birthplace of Impressionism and the lead influences on the young artists who were later to become the Impressionists. Such as  paintings from Turner, Boudin, Courbet, Jongkind, Daubigny, and then Monet, Bazille, Pissarro, Manet and Degas. Contains seascapes and the new fashionable seaside resorts of Trouville and Deauville.