ONLINE SEMINAR
September 14 | Manet and the Modern

$250.00

Just what was Manet up to when he created Le déjeuner sur l’herbe? What did he picture his life’s work would be as he painted those reclining gentlemen? How did he envision the future of art – the future of a uniquely modern art – as we rendered the naked woman’s gaze? In this seminar we take up these questions as we examine this work of art, using it as a starting point for a study into the paintings and the legacy of Edouard Manet.

When: Four weekly sessions on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern, starting September 14, 2022

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$250 plus 13% HST (approx. US$195 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date.

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

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Description

LEADER

Dr. Wendy O’Brien is a philosopher with over 35 years’ experience teaching in academic and non-academic environments, including at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University, Harvard, Oxford and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She’s conducted many seminars and webinars for Classical Pursuits and Worldwide Quest on a wide range of subject matter that lie at the intersection of philosophy, literature and the visual arts. Recent explorations of the paintings of Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse, The Impressionists, as well as of the writings of Montaigne and Proust inspired her interest in spending time looking at the works of Manet, considering how he helped to frame modern art.

RESOURCES

Participants will be provided with links to images and relevant resources upon registration. Weekly questions will be provided to guide viewing of the artworks and to navigate online resources

It was a painting that would revolutionize not just the art world but the world as a whole – transforming how we saw the world and ourselves. With its nod to the past masters of Western art and its anticipation of what the future of art might hold, it changed how its creator and generations of artists following him, would paint. It influenced not only what was captured on the canvas – both style and content — but more radically, it altered our understanding of the purpose of the canvas, and the purpose of art.

And yet the work itself is enigmatic.

Just what was Manet up to when he created Le déjeuner sur l’herbe? What did he picture his life’s work would be as he painted those reclining gentlemen? How did he envision the future of art – the future of a uniquely modern art – as we rendered the naked woman’s gaze? In this seminar we take up these questions as we examine this work of art, using it as a starting point for a study into the paintings and the legacy of Edouard Manet.

“I paint what I see and not what others like to see.”
—Edouard Manet

 

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

All seminars are subject to a minimum enrollment of 7 participants. See full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars. By registering for a seminar, you agree to abide by our code of conduct.

Classical Pursuits will record this seminar, and make each session privately available to registered participants for up to two weeks after that session.

 

 

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Discount

Concert ticket, Not eligible for discount, Five times, With friend, Gift registration