Impressionists in Winter: Art Lecture at Cupertino Community Hall

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

To look at Impressionist paintings, whether it’s Monet’s Water Lilies, Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party or Cézanne’s Provençal landscapes, it’s easy to start thinking European winters just didn’t exist for these artists.

Their palettes are filled with the rich, bright colors of spring and summer, and whatever people are in the paintings, many are shown outdoors enjoying themselves in a summer world of sunlight, flowers and green trees.

Winter offered painters a more subdued palette and limited subjects. In addition, painting outdoors in freezing winter temperatures meant the distractions of rain and snow. 

On Sunday, December 2, at 1 p.m., De Young Museum Docent Carol Nelson will be at the Cupertino Community Hall for a talk about the  Impressionist painters who were determined enough to deal with these inconveniences in order to paint the wonders of the winter world.

This program is part of the Cupertino Library