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Monet: Light With Brushstroke and Texture

Monet painting

Monet: Light With Brushstroke and Texture

Sunday, November 15th, 1-2pm EST

Online, wherever you are, and free!

RSVP here! Space is limited!

We will send the Zoom link for the event the day before to the email you use to fill out this RSVP form.

The MFA Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression Exhibit is set to open on November 15th. This presentation, given by MFA Associate Guide and Wellesley alum, Rebecca Sher '00, will be a wonderful opportunity to preview some of the artist's paintings from the museum's collection.


Agenda:

12:30pm - 1:00pm EST - a casual and optional meet and greet, test your Zoom audio and video

1:00pm - 2:00pm EST - Monet: Light With Brushstroke and Texture, Rebecca Sher '00
 

Claude Monet's iconic paintings of gardens, seascapes and grainstacks are familiar to 21st Century viewers as dreamy, light-filled images bursting with colorful pigments, layered and almost glowing with light. However, in the 1870's, when he began exhibiting, his Impressionist canvases were considered shocking, unfinished and a threat to the previous two centuries of sanctioned French Academy paintings.

In this presentation, we'll view a sampling of the MFA Boston's unsurpassed collection of Monet's paintings and discuss why his techniques were so seismic through the lens of the 19th Century art oeuvre.

A wonderful summation of the Impressionist Movement can be viewed through the following link. It was created at the Tate Modern in London for kids, but honestly, it's such fun and a nice prep for this presentation.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/impressionism

Monet paintings to preview:
1. https://collections.mfa.org/objects/34242/camille-monet-and-a-child-in-the-artists-garden-in-argenteu?ctx=aa021f5e-c3cd-4947-a517-f2093bac694a&idx=0
2. https://collections.mfa.org/objects/31899/snow-at-argenteuil?ctx=70e41a03-6f96-4ab9-bbd0-33b4093fe330&idx=0

Some questions to ponder as you view the above Monet paintings:
What do you see?
What do you think about that? What does it make you wonder?

We will have time for a meet and greet prior to the presentation beginning at 12:30.
Come prepared to enjoy a virtual private gallery tour of Monet's explorations of light, brushstroke and texture!

Rebecca Sher, '00, is a photographer and artist who has served as a Gallery Instructor and Associate Guide at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2010.

We hope you can join us for this special event! 

Photo source: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/34242/camille-monet-and-a-child-in-the-artists-garden-in-argenteu?ctx=aa021f5e-c3cd-4947-a517-f2093bac694a&idx=0

Questions? Please contact: programming@wellesleyboston.com