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Café Art : Autour de la Gare Saint-Lazare

Wednesday 14 December 2011 17:30-19:00

Institut français d’Écosse

13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT

In this Cafe Art we will look at the Gare Saint-Lazare and the area surrounding the station with its streets named after many European capitals. We will discover how different aspects of this modern theme appealed to artists. For Monet it could have been the atmospheric effects he could achieve with the steam from the locomotives inside the station itself. Caillebotte found inspiration in the iron structure of the Pont de l’Europe, while for Manet it was perhaps the modernity of the subject matter.

Talk in French by Agnès Ness.
90 mins.
Members: £5 / Non members: £8

Book now by phone at 0131 225 53 66 or in person at the Institute.

Picture: La Gare Saint-Lazare by Claude Monet (1877), Musée d’Orsay

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