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Café Art: Alfred Sisley, peintre anglais ou français?

Wednesday 2 November 2011 17:30-19:00

Institut français d’Ecosse

13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT


There are fewer books written about Sisley than about any other Impressionist artist and it was not until the 1990’s that major exhibitions of his works were mounted: one at the Royal Academy, London in 1992 and one at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris in 1993. According to Matisse, ‘A Cézanne is a moment of the artist while a Sisley is a moment of nature.’ We shall look at a number of Sisley’s landscapes and perhaps discover whether the major source of his inspiration was English or French.

Institute members: £5 / Non members: £8

Picture: Sous le pont de Hampton Court by Alfred Sisley (1874), Kunstmuseum, Winterthur

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