Gallery 42 presents a lecture to be delivered by Steve Lawson:
...In the Footsteps of Monet
Steve will discuss art, literature and music from the late 19th Century to the 1930s and take listeners on a journey through the various stages of impressionism and art in France, with a focus on Monet and who he inspired during his lifetime.
Afterwards there will be a discussion and refreshments will be available throughout the evening.
The event will be held downstairs at Gallery 42 in the main exhibition room and accompanying Steve on piano will be Arthur Newell, playing period French music from period composers such as Satie, Debussy, Chopin and Faure. Debussy will be a character of focus in Steve's talk alongside Monet.
PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR TICKETS - PRICED AT £3.50 PER PERSON
INCLUDES A COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENT OF YOUR CHOICE (FROM WHAT IS AVAILABLE)
AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR AS WELL
At the turn of the century, France was quickly becoming the center for European contemporary art. Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and later Surrealism had flourished by the 1930s in the wake of the great Impressionist movement that preceded these other movements. Post-impressionism was a style present across all art forms and one of its most notable figureheads is the composer Claude Debussy.
Debussy's compositions are amongst the most colourful, imaginative and dissonant not only of the time, but of the century. Yet, he resented his post-Impressionist musician label.
This talk explores the questions and answers relating to impressionism, to the contemporary French art scene and asks whether people followed or trudged slowly in the footsteps of Monet.
For tickets please contact us via email, telephone or by popping in to the gallery. As this event is intended for the patient appreciation of those interested in art, children under the age of 10 will not be permitted.