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The Seine: River of Light, Artists’ Delight, the Home of Impressionism Carole Petipher Wednesday 11 July 2018

This wonderful river, often referred to as “The River of Light” , was a major influence on the development of Impressionism. This lecture will follow the course of the river; a travelogue with the Impressionists at its core. Beginning where it all began with Open Air Painting, our lecturer, Carole Petipher, will track the rise to recognition of this new wave of artists, introducing little known facts about them, and featuring their art and their colourful exploits.

Carole has been a guide and lecturer on combined history/art tours in France. She has over ten years experience of life aboard river vessels on the Seine, Oise, Marne and Rhone - this offered her the chance to explore and further research certain riverside locations linked to art, so helping to develop her in-depth knowledge of this fascinating subject.