Charles Daubigny: Impressionist and Innovator
Instructor: Deborah Borrowdale-Cox, Museum and Art Educator
Talk: Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 11:30am at Lexington Public Library, Main Branch, Farish Theatre, introducing Daubigny and the world he illustrated
Parking: 2-hours of free parking in the Library Garage with a validated ticket.
Tour: Tuesday 29th March 2016, 11am at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati.
Tour includes museum admission, guided visit to the exhibition and lunch at the Taft's Lindner Family Cafe.
Travel: We will car pool to the Taft. There is patron parking on site and we are happy to help arrange rides for all.
Arts Connect Winter 2016 Talk and Tour Series will first take a look at and introduce the work of Charles-Francois Daubigny, and then travel the following week to the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati for a guided tour of their current exhibition "Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of a Landscape". This will include a themed lunch in the Taft's Lindner Family Cafe.
Charles Francois Daubigny played a quiet but compelling role in the growth and development of 19th century French landscape painting. He pioneered many of the techniques used by his colleagues and friends; the Impressionists, working outdoors (en plein aire) to capture light and color as it flickered across the landscape, painting water from the decks of his floating studio boat, producing vivid images, alive with shimmering brush work and unmodulated color. A friend and colleague of the Impressionists, Daubigny's work illustrates his passion for light and land.
This exhibition includes approximately 42 masterpieces produced through Daubigny's life, supplemented by a selection of about 16 works from Monet and Van Gogh. A pendant exhibiton of etchings introduces Daubigny's floating studio -a ferry he converted into a live/work space - which allowed him to observe and paint the river, a favorite subject, by day and by night.