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The Intersection of Great Art and History

In color slide presentations with commentary, Candace Whittemore Lovely will take us on a journey-in-time with back ground stories about the artists who documented historical events as viewed in the great museums of the world.

Lecture I
Impressionists Monet and Manet
February 6, 2018

In 1865, established painter Edouard Manet and then unknown painter Claude Monet both exhibited in the Salon de Paris.Their initial meeting was fraught with contention. Over time they became devoted friends.


The Luncheon on the Grass, 1862 by Edouard Manet


Women in the Garden (Femmes au jardin) in 1866 - Claude Monet


Monet in his Studio Boat
Edouard Manet 1874

Lecture 2
The World’s Iconic Works of Art
February 13, 2018

From Leonardo’s Mona Lisa to Van Gogh’s Starry Night explore the background stories of master painters who created the world’s most famous works of art.


Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci c.1503–1519


Starry Night 1889 -Vincent van Gogh

Lecture 3:
“Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Lead”
February 20, 2018

Picasso is known to have said, “good artists copy, great artists steal”. Lead or Steal: both suggest that creativity is a collaborative process in which one painter’s work may spark an idea for the work of another.


Las Meninas 1656 -Diego Velázquez


Las Meninas 1957 -Pablo Picasso

Candace Whittemore Lovely is a prize-winning American Impressionist painter, who lives and works on Hilton Head Island. She has achieved the coveted status of Copley Master.
Three sessions: 1:30-3:30 PM Wednesdays
TidePoint, Hilton Head Island

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