Emerson Bowyer, Assistant Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum, New York
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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About this lecture series: Evening lectures by distinguished guest speakers, held throughout the year, address a range of topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art. They are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
About this lecture: In the 1840s, following more than a century of neglect, the work of the brothers Le Nain was rediscovered by a group of French critics. This lecture examines that revival and the ways in which the seventeenth-century artists came to be seen as originators of an authentically French painting, one that focused on realist depictions of everyday life. It will also consider the influence of the brothers Le Nain on the development of modern painting, as evidenced by artists such as Courbet, Manet, and Picasso.