Monday, 15 March 2010, 12:00AM
Museum of London

Monet: The River of Dreams

Professor John House

Claude Monet visited London numerous times between 1870 and 1901, painting some of his most important works in the city.
Why was he repeatedly attracted back to the foggy and overpopulated urban capital when his impressionist work was otherwise so concerned with light and nature? What was the city like when he visited it in the 1870s and 80s?  How was he received by the London art establishment at that time?

Professor John House is the Walter H Annenberg Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art

This is a part of the London Through the Eyes of Foreign Artists Mondays at One lecture series.
    Foreign Artists in Sixteenth Century London
    Canaletto: Grand Designs
    Feliks Topolski: Eye-Witness to the 20th Century

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Walter H Annenberg Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, John House taught at the University of East Anglia (1969-76) and University College London, before moving to teach at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 1980. He was Slade Professor at the University of Oxford in 1987. His PhD, on Claude Monet, formed the basis of his monograph Monet: Nature into Art (Yale University Press, 1986). His most recent book is Impressionism: Paint and Politics (Yale University Press, 2004), and he has published many articles and essays on French mid to later nineteenth-century painting.
He has also been involved in the organisation of many exhibitions, including Impressionism (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1974), Post-Impressionism (Royal Academy of Arts, London and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979-80), Renoir (Hayward Gallery, London, Grand Palais, Paris and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1985-6), Renoir (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, 1994), Landscapes of France / Impressions of France (Hayward Gallery, London and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1995-6), Turner Whistler Monet (Tate, London, Grand Palais, Paris, Toronto, 2004-5), and Impressionists by the Sea (Royal Academy of Arts, London, Phillips Collection, Washington, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 2007-8).

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15 March 2010

Monet: The River of Dreams
Professor John House

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