Outdoor Art: Impressionist Painting Without a Studio: Richard Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Arts and Humanities at University of Texas, Dallas, will discuss the history of Impressionism, focusing on examples in the museum’s current exhibition Medieval to Monet, on view through January 27, 2013. The Impressionists’ direct style of painting came face-to-face with an urban audience unaccustomed to such raw views of the landscape. Dr. Brettell will stress the political and moral ramifications of “direct painting” in a world in which the barriers between art and life were crumbling in a time of turmoil.
Mingle before the lecture at a public reception with a cash bar, 5 – 6 pm in Loctite Lobby.
ABOUT RICHARD BRETELL:
Richard Brettell is among the foremost authorities in the world on Impressionism and French Painting of the period 1830-1930. With three degrees from Yale University, he has taught at The University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University, and Harvard University and is currently Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics in the Interdisciplinary Program in Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also an international museum consultant with projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He established the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums at UT Dallas.
Sarah A. Ferri