Normandy and French Landscapes through the eyes of the Impressionists with Celine Glon
Thursday, September 29 | 7pm - 8pm | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
This lecture is a voyage to Normandy, which was for most impressionist artists their birthplace, and home. Its proximity to Paris together with the burgeoning number of fashionable seaside resorts like Honfleur, Deauville or Trouville along its coast meant that artists came to the region by train and stayed, producing an artistic legacy which would be hard to rival anywhere.
Discover painters such as Eugene Boudin and his influence Claude Monet’s work upon introducing the latter to natural light. Impressionist painters used this natural light to concentrate on landscapes, towns and scenes of daily life.
Finally, travel to Giverny and discover where Claude Monet lived and gardened. Claude Monet was widely considered to be one the best-known Impressionists and certainly a major character in Normandy’s artistic heritage. Giverny became the perfect place for quiet reflection and then spent the rest of his days capturing it in oils.
Celine Glon is the founder and CEO of Et Voila Paris which offers customized tours of France with expert guides. She has collaborated with the Dallas Museum of Art to give a series of lectures and has taught diverse cultural classes to adults at Southern Methodist University Continuing Education Programs. Celine is involved with the Silicon Valley French Alliance through which she gives lectures on a variety of French cultural subjects.
Funding for this program provided by: Silicon Valley Creates and The Borgenicht Foundation.