Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 2:30pm4:00pm.
Hamilton Building - lower level Sharp Auditorium DenverCO
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MONET: THE ARTIST & HIS WORLD – Fall/Winter Course

Session 2: A Breath of Fresh Air: Embracing Nature in the Urban Environment (SESSION SOLD OUT)

In this four-session course, we'll explore Claude Monet, the dynamic era in which he lived and worked, and the many places he painted. Discover why Monet found such inspiration in nature and walk away with new perspectives on this beloved Impressionist master.

For information on the entire course, visit the program page.

Session 2: A Breath of Fresh Air: Embracing Nature in the Urban Environment

By the Impressionist era, the city of Paris had undergone a transformation. Once a dense maze of narrow medieval streets, its newly broadened boulevards, regularized grid of building facades, and increasing number of bustling train stations ushered the city into the modern, industrial era.

Alongside what one scholar has called the “ruthless urban geography” of 19th-century Paris, however, was a “greening up” of the city. Tree-lined avenues, private gardens, and public parks offered urban dwellers respite from the urban environment without having to leave the city, and trains whisked Parisians off to the suburbs, where outdoor leisure along the Seine promised an escape from the built environment.

Discover how Monet responded to this “green wave” with his colorful, sensitive, and inventive approaches to painting nature against the backdrop of this modern, urban setting, including his own adventures in gardening at Giverny.

Presented by Molly Medakovich, Ph.D., art historian and Denver Art Museum teaching specialist.

Other sessions:

Session 1: Monet’s Water Lilies: Seeing with the Body (November 16, 2:30-4 pm)

Presented by James H. Rubin, Ph.D., professor of art history at Stony Brook, State University of New York.

Session 3: A Change of Scenery: Monet’s Travels (December 14, 2:30-4 pm)

Presented by Molly Medakovich, Ph.D., art historian and Denver Art Museum teaching specialist.

Session 4: Becoming Monet: Canon Formation in Impressionism and Beyond (January 11, 2020, 2:30-4pm)

Presented by Giulia Bernardini, M.A., art historian and instructor of humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

More information about course presenters available here.

All sessions are 2:30-4 pm. Doors open at 2 pm.

Tickets will go on sale for members on August 26; login is required to purchase online. They will be available to nonmembers on September 2, for the full course or individual sessions.

$90 DAM members/$100 nonmembers for all four sessions; $25 DAM members/$28 nonmembers for single sessions

Please note: General admission tickets which include entrance to the exhibition, are sold separately.