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THE JOY & THE TORMENT: MONET &THE IMPRESSIONISTS Douglas Skeggs Thursday 04 June 2020


However much his name is tossed about the media today, the life of Monet remains one of the most uplifting and inspiring stories in art history.  Attacked, misunderstood, jeered at, or often simply ignored for almost thirty years, he lived to see his ideas transform the way in which we see nature.  This Study Day follows his career from his childhood on the Seine Estuary, to the hard times in Paris and Argenteuil to the final triumphant years at Giverny.  It looks at the development of his techniques, his battles with officialdom, his private life with friends and family, and the extraordinary visin that is his legacy to the world.

The day will commence at 10.00am with registratino and coffee

10.30          Session 1:  'The Call of the Sea'.  The origins of Impressionism in Normandy

11.30          Coffee

12.00          Session 2:   'On the Banks of the Seine'. Impressionism makes its name

13.00          Buffet lunch

14.00          Session 3:   'Giverny'.  The last years of Impressionism

15.00          Close

For queries or to book a place, please contact Frances Moule on 01626 439407 or                  Jane James on 01626 872459  email:

       Price £40 - Cheque payable to TDFAS required when booking

A Booking Form is available on this website under 'Society / Documents' and will also be available at our next meeting on Thursday 13th February.