A Chiswick Pier talk by Matthew Morgan of the National Gallery
Chiswick Pier Trust’s ‘Talks by the Thames’ season continues this month
with ‘Monet and the Thames’, taking place at Pier House, Chiswick W4 2UG
on Monday, 30 October at 7:30pm.
French artist Monet (1840 – 1926) is known as the father of Impressionism.
He loved painting outdoors ‘plein-air’ and spent many years documenting
the French countryside. He is, of course, most famous for his paintings
of waterlilies in the ponds at his home in Giverny. However, after the
outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war he moved his family from France and
sought refuge in London. Here, his love of light and colour, and the great
outdoors, drew him to the Thames, which he painted several times.
This month at Chiswick Pier, Matthew Morgan of The National Gallery will
talk through Monet’s fascination with the river and its architecture,
and his obsession with the London fog. Monet is reputed to have declared
“Without fog, London would not be beautiful”.
A major exhibition of Monet’s
work arrives at the National Gallery early next year so this is a fantastic
opportunity to hear about the great artist from an expert.
Tickets are £3 or free to Chiswick Pier Trust members. Doors open
at 7:00pm for registration and refreshments, and the talk will start at
7:30pm, with a finish at around 8:30pm.
For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the
Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713, follow them on Twitter
@ChiswickPier or visit the Chiswick
Pier Trust website.
October 13, 2017