Impressionist inspirations: What is Impressionism?

Date and time

Wednesday 11 January, 1–1.30pm

Room 41

Belinda Smith


Admission free

What is Impressionism? Art historian Belle Smith will address this question through an examination of the works of Monet. In 1874, Monet was one of a group of artists who participated in a groundbreaking exhibition in Paris, some of whom later became known as the Impressionists.

Their innovative approach to painting, which included working with short, thick brushstrokes, paying attention to light and its effect on colour, and painting outdoors, influenced artists around the world.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Image above: Detail from Claude Monet, The Gare St-Lazare, 1877