The Impressionist Revolution:
Forty Years of French Art at the Dixon
Part of The Baker Museum Lecture Series
Julie Pierotti, Martha R. Robinson Curator at Dixon Gallery and Gardens
The first Impressionist exhibition of 1874 brought to light the innovations of a rebellious group of artists later known as Impressionists, but such radical change did not occur overnight. This lecture discusses the impact of techniques employed by artists working a generation before the Impressionists, and it reveals how the Impressionists created a new visual language that has influenced the art world ever since.
This lecture accompanies the exhibition, Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.