Impressionism Floortalk: Mary Kisler 

Thu 26 Sep 2013,  5.30pm–6.15pm
Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4
Exhibition entry fee applies

Join Auckland Art Gallery curator Mary Kisler for a Colour & Light floortalk on Baudelaire, impressionism, and the allure of 19th-century Paris. Just why were artists drawn there like moths to a flame?

From the 1860s onwards, a new kind of revolution took place in France. Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay ‘Le peintre de la vie moderne’ (The painter of modern life) called on artists to celebrate everyday life with the same serious intent that religious or classical subjects had been approached in the past. Artists must be ‘of their time’, whether capturing the light filled landscapes of the south, or the seductive bars and theatres that became central to Parisian night life.

Mary Kisler is Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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