“Claude Monet: Hero of the Impressionists”
Local artist and art historian Michael Stehr will present an illustrated lecture on "Claude Monet: Hero of the Impressionists" on Sunday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue.
Observations of Claude Monet
Some regard Impressionism as the most important period in Western painting since the Renaissance. Indeed, there were innovations during this period that changed the look of oil painting, including broken brushstrokes, atmospheric effects, and genuine, fresh depictions of outdoor light. The movement represented one of the early steps on the artistic journey of becoming “modern.” Claude Monet’s work remains the purest manifestation of this movement’s ideals. Michael Stehr will lecture on "Claude Monet: Hero of the Impressionists", on February 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm at The Piedmont Center For The Arts.
A very lively and informative lecturer, this presentation will provide a wonderful background and context for the upcoming Monet Exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco (opening February 16th).
Tickets are $10 and available at the door.