19th-century French painting in the National Gallery

Event Details


When: 14 Apr -
Wednesday 2:00 pm
Price: £20 per person (£30 for two people)

Enjoy a virtual tour of 19th-century French painting in the National Gallery with Nick Pearson. In this tour Nick traces the development of art from Neo-Classical to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Wednesday 14 April

2 pm

Paris was a hotbed of cafe culture, new industry and ideas in the second half of the 19th-century. As a result some artists left the city in search of a simpler life with brighter colours and a warmer sun. Many found what they were looking for in the south. Perhaps this was the birth of modern art?

The National Gallery has a great collection of work from this period. We shall look at

  • Neo-Classical art of the academy represented by Ingres
  • Romanticism
  • the experiments of the Realists
  • Impressionists such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot
  • the expressive Post-Impressionist canvasses of Vincent van Gogh

Join Nick’s tour of 19th-century French painting via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com