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Art Lecture – “A Quiet Corner of Nature”: The Luminous World of Claude Monet

July 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“A Quiet Corner of Nature”: The Luminous World of Claude Monet

Lecturer, Barbara J Johnston Ph.D.
Monday, July 27th
4 pm – 5 pm

Online with Zoom
A sunlit hill, an azure lake, a colorful garden bursting with life–this is the world of Claude Monet. The beauty and serenity of his paintings have made them among the most beloved in the entire history of art but there is much more to Monet’s paintings than just a pleasant view of the world. Monet and his fellow Impressionists were art radicals who challenged the worn-out traditions of the powerful French Academy to create a truly modern art, one with a fresh vision that captured the fleeting moments of contemporary life, moments that, in their own way, were as worthy of attention as any grand historical theme–in fact, even more so. This lecture will examine the revolutionary vision and artistry of Claude Monet to discover how his luminous paintings changed the art world forever

Dr. Barbara J. Johnston is a native of North Miami, Florida, but spent most of her adult life in the Richmond, Virginia area. She earned two undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History, and a Masters degree in Art History and Museum Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was also an adjunct Art History professor. In addition, Barbara was on the faculty of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for over ten years, offering classes and public lectures on a variety of art historical topics as the Paul Mellon Arts in Education lecturer. After earning her doctorate degree in Art History at Florida State University, Barbara was a Visiting Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art History at the College of William and Mary before moving to Columbus, Georgia in 2008 to join the Art History faculty at Columbus State University, where she is a tenured Associate Professor. Barbara specializes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, although she gives public lectures on a wide variety of topics, including Modernist Art, Non-Western Art and Architecture, and the focus of her personal scholarship, Mary Magdalene in the visual arts.

The fee for the lecture is $10 for non-Thread Members.
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Please register by Sunday, July 26th. Zoom links will be emailed on Monday, July 27th by 12 noon


July 27, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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