ROSL Art Talk & Prosecco: French Impressionists in London
This is a live in person event, happening at the ROSL Clubhouse
The Energy of Exile: French Artists in London 1870-1904
'No Frenchman goes to England for pleasure, or resides there by choice’. So wrote the French novelist and critic Hector Malot in 1862. But in the years that followed many French people chose Britain as a safe haven following the devastation of the Franco-Prussian War and the bloody insurrection of the Paris Commune. Many artists, including Monet, Tissot and Pissarro, sought refuge in London and their experiences there and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also had a marked effect on the British art scene. Cindy Polemis looks at how London was perceived by these visiting French artists in exile.
Claude Monet, Thames Below Westminster 1871, National Gallery London
Ticket includes a glass of prossecco upon arrival.