MEMBERS' LECTURE: CLAUDE MONET, THE GREAT WAR, AND TEH PAINTING OF THE WATER LILIES

Waterlillies, painted by Monet

Tue 21 January 2020, 10.30am

Hot drinks and pastries served from 10.30am, lecture starts at 11am

Ashmolean Lecture Theatre

TICKETS: £20

MEMBERS AND GUESTS OF MEMBERS ONLY

Monet began the giant iconic images of his water pond in Giverny in 1914 at a time of personal turmoil and sadness. Then in his mid-seventies, he was one of the world’s most famous and successful painters. However, he had virtually stopped painting following the deaths of both his wife and his eldest son and a diagnosis of cataracts. But it was during this period of sorrow and ill health that – as the guns roared on the Western Front – he began his most demanding and innovative paintings. Art historian and author, Ross King, will examine the personal and aesthetic motivations behind Monet’s immense canvases and their legacy in 20th century art. This illustrated lecture will be based on his award-winning book ‘Mad Enchantment’, which will be available in the shop.

Organiser: Rosemary Wharton

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

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