Monet's Obsession With London Fog And The Thames

A Chiswick Pier talk by Matthew Morgan of the National Gallery

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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

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