French Art Fridays


Learn about French Art with our teacher Florence Thiriot while sipping a glass of wine!

$25 for Alliance Française Members
$30 for non-Members
Price includes a glass of wine

Presented in English

EAST MEETS WEST:
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AND OTHER "JAPONISTS" 

FRIDAY 31 AUGUST, 6:30PM TO 7:30PM   I   ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, WEST END
The Japonist wave surged in Europe in the late 1860s, brought through universal exhibitions in London and Paris. Japanese prints echoed the sensitivity and artistic exploration of the XIXth century artists and immediately influenced French painters, particularly the young independents. Its influence lasted until the late 1920s. From Monet to Picasso via Toulouse Lautrec, from Gauguin to Kandinsky via Matisse, “Japonisme” was embraced by four generation of artists and Florence will present their works and fascination for the “extreme East”.
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Australian impressionists in europe:
FROM OUTBACK TO RIVIERA

TBC, 6:30PM TO 7:30PM   I   ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, WEST END
Anyone who thinks Australian Impressionists exclusively described dappled light on Coogee beach may be disappointed to find that a large number of their works depict Europe, specifically France. Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and particularly John Russell were crucial figures in the Australian art scene indulging a “French escape”, rubbing brushes with Sisley, Monet, Van Gogh or Matisse and drawing “sur le motif” French Riviera breeze on plein-air paintings that looked nothing like the Australian bush they were used to describe.
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PICASSO AND HIS WOMEN:
GODDESSES OR DOORMATS?

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 6:30PM TO 7:30PM   I   ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, WEST END
Fernande, Eva, Olga, Marie-Thérèse, Dora, Françoise, Geneviève, Jacqueline... Picasso couldn’t live without women but entertained complicated relationships with his successive Muses.  "Women are machines for suffering," 61-year-old Picasso told his 40-years younger mistress Françoise Gilot, “ For me there are only two kinds of women, goddesses and doormats". In this talk, Florence will focus on the great Artist’s obsessive and immensely productive representations of his wives and lovers, from images of exquisite tenderness to destructive brutality, as his successive relationships evolved over time.
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