Edouard Manet: The "Father of Impressionism" with Sabry Amroussi

Edouard Manet: The "Father of Impressionism" with Sabry Amroussi


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Description

Rightfully deemed the "Father of Impressionism," Edouard Manet can arguably even be credited with inventing modern art as a whole. Beyond beautiful brushstrokes and iconic scenes of lovely people enjoying open spaces, going about their daily lives, books and parasols in hand, lies more than most people know. 

Edouard Manet's story is deeper than most know and deeper even than many can imagine. Setting the scene in a rapidly changing 19th Century,  your expert, and master storyteller, Sabry Amroussi will take you through Manet's entry into the art world, his inspiration, themes, and characteristic style, as well as how he translated dynamic Paris into his works. This career spanning talk will lead you through masterpieces like “Dejeuner dur l’Herbe” and “Olympia”, profoundly changing the way you look at Manet's legacy and 19th Century art.
About Your Expert

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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Cindy (Calgary, CA)

Once again an excellent talk by Sabry.

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C. (Karlsruhe, DE)
Outstanding

A really outstanding and fascinating 90 minute overview of Manet's mysterious life and some of the clues behind some of his beautiful paintings.

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C. L. (Atlanta, US)
Thrilling

Sabry’s seminars are never dull, but this one was thrilling. Manet’s life and art are fascinating. Sabry highlighted the varied subjects, technique, and reflection of modern life in a selection of paintings—using high resolution images and pointing out strengths of museums. A brief recap at the end of the pro and con arguments for Manet as the father of modern art would be useful.

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Eugene Ovalle (Walnut Creek, US)
Impressive

A revolutionary in times of conservatism

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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(8)
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Cindy (Calgary, CA)

Once again an excellent talk by Sabry.

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C. (Karlsruhe, DE)
Outstanding

A really outstanding and fascinating 90 minute overview of Manet's mysterious life and some of the clues behind some of his beautiful paintings.

C
C. L. (Atlanta, US)
Thrilling

Sabry’s seminars are never dull, but this one was thrilling. Manet’s life and art are fascinating. Sabry highlighted the varied subjects, technique, and reflection of modern life in a selection of paintings—using high resolution images and pointing out strengths of museums. A brief recap at the end of the pro and con arguments for Manet as the father of modern art would be useful.

K
K.

Guest did not leave comment

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Eugene Ovalle (Walnut Creek, US)
Impressive

A revolutionary in times of conservatism