Musée d’Orsay – Paris: Édouard Manet & Impressionism Livestream Tour
April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Musée d’Orsay – Paris: Édouard Manet & Impressionism Livestream Tour. Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Washington, DC History & Culture.
January was Édouard Manet’s 191st birthday (January 23, 1832), and so let’s travel to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to see his beautiful paintings and drawings located there.
The Musée d’Orsay has one of the world’s most important collections (perhaps the most important collection) of Edouard Manet’s work.
During our online/virtual program we’ll learn about the life and career of Manet through the Orsay’s amazing art collection.
Our online/virtual program will show how Manet’s paintings and drawings in Paris relate to many of his well-known works at other museums such as “The Railway” and “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère”.
We’ll also compare and contrast Manet’s art with several other Impressionists at the Musée d’Orsay including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-August Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morison, Vincent Van Gogh and many more.
Édouard Manet & Impressionism – Three-Part Art History Series
Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the start of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet’s life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters.
The Musée d’Orsay (English: Orsay Museum) is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe and one of the world’s most-visited art museums.
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.
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