Coinciding with the beginning of an exhibition at the de Young Museum, the program presents highlights of "Impressionists on the Water", the nautical life revealed by more than 80 remarkable paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Pierre-August Renoir, and Camille Pissarro and Post-Impressionists such as Maurice Denis and Paul Signac.
Examination of the Impressionist's engagement with boating as both pastime and artistic subject is at the heart of the exhibition. In the countryside west of Paris new patterns of life, including the idea of middle-class leisure, reflected the social and economic energies of an emerging modern world. Artistic innovations such as painting out of doors developed to capture the spirit and quick pace of recreational activities.
Marsha Holm, a docent from the de Young Museum will present “Impressionists on the Water" on Wednesday May 29, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Regina K. Stafford meeting room on the first floor of the Alameda Main Library.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 510.747.7730 for more information.
(image: "Seine at Argenteuil" by - Claude Monet was provided by the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco)