Impressionist inspirations: Urbanism, Claude Monet, and Tom Roberts

Date and time

Wednesday 18 January, 1–1.30pm

Room 41

Matthew Morgan


Admission free

The late 19th century saw tremendous upheavals in urban centres around the world as cities were expanded and renewed. The ensuing social and physical changes provided unprecedented subject matter for artists, including the Impressionists.

This talk examines how the French painter Monet and the Australian artist Tom Roberts responded to the same view of the Thames in London.

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 Thames below Westminster, about 1871