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Anabelle Kienle Ponka, associate curator of European and American art at the National Gallery of Canada, will present a free lecture entitled Between Past and Future: Monet's Bridges.

In late 1871, Monet moved his young family to Argenteuil after escaping to London and Holland during the Franco-Prussian War. Drawn to the bridges of this town on the banks of the Seine, Monet painted them 18 times over the course of four years. A composition of radical modernity, The Wooden Bridge (1872) depicts the highway bridge under repair following its destruction in the war - a tribute to France's return to order. The Argenteuil bridge paintings, which were created during the momentous years around the birth of the Impressionist movement, inform Monet's past as well as his future artistic path, in which he endeavored to reassert himself as a leader of the avant-garde.

Anabelle Kienle Ponka, associate curator of European and American art at the National Gallery of Canada, will present a free lecture entitled Between Past and Future: Monet's Bridges.

In late 1871, Monet moved his young family to Argenteuil after escaping to London and Holland during the Franco-Prussian War. Drawn to the bridges of this town on the banks of the Seine, Monet painted them 18 times over the course of four years. A composition of radical modernity, The Wooden Bridge (1872) depicts the highway bridge under repair following its destruction in the war - a tribute to France's return to order. The Argenteuil bridge paintings, which were created during the momentous years around the birth of the Impressionist movement, inform Monet's past as well as his future artistic path, in which he endeavored to reassert himself as a leader of the avant-garde.

Anabelle Kienle Ponka, associate curator of European and American art at the National Gallery of Canada, will present a free lecture entitled Between Past and Future: Monet's Bridges.

In late 1871, Monet moved his young family to Argenteuil after escaping to London and Holland during the Franco-Prussian War. Drawn to the bridges of this town on the banks of the Seine, Monet painted them 18 times over the course of four years. A composition of radical modernity, The Wooden Bridge (1872) depicts the highway bridge under repair following its destruction in the war - a tribute to France's return to order. The Argenteuil bridge paintings, which were created during the momentous years around the birth of the Impressionist movement, inform Monet's past as well as his future artistic path, in which he endeavored to reassert himself as a leader of the avant-garde.

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Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://kimbellmuseum.org/

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