Friday 26 June
£20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).
Join artist and lecturer Nick Pearson for a Virtual Tour – Monet & Architecture.
This online tour takes a look at the National Gallery’s Monet exhibition between April and June 2018.
Nick thought the exhibition included some of the best Monet works of art he had ever seen and included several pieces he didn’t know.
In this virtual tour he focus on the architecture that Monet includes in his paintings. There’s never been a single exhibition looking at Monet’s career through the buildings he painted, yet he painted the architecture of his time and included examples of modern, historic, simple and grand architecture. Monet painted buildings from Normandy, Rouen, Paris, London, and Venice. He painted buildings in villages, by the coast as well as some of Europe’s most famous monuments.
Nick’s Virtual Tour – Monet & Architecture takes the form of illustrated slide lectures. If you sign up, he’ll send you a pdf with high-resolution images that you can easily flick through on screen, or print out and follow as he takes to the floor on Zoom, with projected images on his studio wall. These projected, filmed and transmitted images won’t be as sharp as those we’ll be sending you on the pdf, but will allow Nick to point things out as he speaks, in an attempt to make the presentation as much like a live lecture as possible.
The two hour tour and Nick’s notes (emailed afterwards) costs £20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).
About the Tutor
Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us (made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices) deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. Nick first studied on the Art & Design Foundation Course at Leeds (Jacob Kramer) College of Art and continued his studies at The Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Stourbridge College of Art.
He lectures on modern art and design history and runs other, short art & design units at London College of Contemporary Arts, OPEN Ealing and Richmond Adult Community College.