Marie Dessaillen provided an in-depth, informative lecture explaining the origins, development, and influence of Impressionism. Her selection of slides to illustrate was perfect. I made a pleasant visit to the amazing Musee d'Orsay in 2012. Marie made this virtual tour very real.
This was SUCH a great overview of the Impressionist movement- from the origins to where each of the major artists took their work. You could really tell how passionate Marie is about these paintings and she did a wonderful job showing us details & giving history & context around the art. Lovely way to spend a birthday!!
Learned a lot about the timeline of the various artists and the style of painting for those years.
We felt like we were back in the Musee d’Orsay except this time it was a better experience because of Marie. We saw some of the same paintings but through the eyes of an art historian. It was another lovely afternoon with Marie! We look forward to returning to France in the future and meeting Marie in person to once again explore and appreciate the beauty that is France.
Marie is one of my very favorite presenters, but this Conversation was outstanding even for her. It made me see very familiar paintings in a new light, and taught me much I didn't know about the impact of the Impressionists on the art of their day. Highly, highly recommended.