Myriads of Light: What was Impressionism?
Lecture | Ashburton Hall
Thursday 19 February 2015 - 19:00
A Lecture in Winchester by Colin Harrison
Complementing a major spring exhibition at the National Gallery called Inventing Impressionism, the lecture will remind us what Impressionism was all about. Although the Impressionist Group was formed in 1874, only one artist, Camille Pissarro, was present at all eight of the exhibitions up to 1886. The talk explores the divergence, concentrating on Pissarro and his relations with artists such as Monet, Seurat and Van Gogh. For a variety of reasons,the movement fragmented in the late 1880s. As Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Colin Harrison is a knowledgeable and compelling speaker.
This event has been organised by the Hampshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.