Impressionism: the birth of Modern Art

A talk in English by Florence Thiriot
Thursday 26 May 2016, 6.30pm

Alliance Française de Melbourne
51 Grey St, ST KILDA

$17 (full)
$12 (AFM current members)
Bookings essential as places are limited. Book online.



In the 1870s, France was slowly recovering from a calamitous war and an ultra-conservative republic reigned, imposing its conventional views on all aspect of society, including the Art scene.  Against this sobering background, a group of young rebellious artists decided to by-pass the establishment. They launched a movement that became known as Impressionism and announced the beginning of Modern Art. During this one hour informal talk, Florence Thiriot will introduce the Impressionist movement and its members, presented within the prevailing historical context, as well as a comprehensive list of displaying museums and galleries.  The group included Monet, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, all joined in their search for freedom from the academic constrains while following their individual pathways.

Impression, soleil levant, Claude Monet (1840 - 1926).
Déjeuner des canotiers, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1880-1881).


About Florence Thiriot

Florence Thiriot comes from a family of Art specialists and took her passion for visual arts across several continents.  After growing up in the shadow of the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Florence spent her life between Europe, West Africa and finally Australia.  She is now based in Brisbane where she is conducting a series of conferences on French visual Arts.


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