INSIDE THE GALLERY (AUSTRALIA) - 150 YEARS OF IMPRESSIONISM
2024 marks 150 years since the birth of Impressionism, the movement that revolutionised art.
During the 1860s, a group of artists, nicknamed “the Batignolles group”, regularly met at the Café Guerbois in Paris. Deviating from the academic style, these artists, which were all refused at the Salon de Paris, decided to create their own exhibition in the spring of 1874 at the studio of their photographer friend, Nadar, on the boulevard des Capucines. The inauguration took place on April 15, 1874.
Critically panned at the time, today Impressionism is one of the great phases of pictorial art, having now conquered the whole world.
In this episode, writer, curator and broadcaster Julie Ewington speaks with Tim Stackpool about the birth of the movement, its relevance today, and about her leading a Renaissance Tour through the regions of France that influenced the Impressionists, and continues to inspire artists today.
A transcript of this edition is available here, thanks to support from the Australian Arts Channel.
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