If photography is your cup of tea, then the Dallas Museum of Art has something special for you. Three lectures related to the Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850-1874 will be presented by photographic experts, curators and educators during April 2010. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the techniques and technology of 19th century photography.
Artist Talk and Demonstration: France Scully Osterman
Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Join artist and nationally recognized expert in early photographic process, France Scully Osterman, for an investigation of the techniques and technology employed by 19th-century photographers featured in The Lens of Impressionism.
Thursday Night Lecture
Photography and “the New Painting” in 19th-Century France
Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and a specialist in early French landscape photography, will investigate how the advent of the new artistic medium of photography dramatically transformed the development of impressionist painting during the second half of the 19th century.
Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Terry Barrett, art educator, author, and artist, will discuss the subjects, stylistic choices, and significance of the photographic works featured in The Lens of Impressionism. Join Dr. Barrett to discover iconic images of the Normandy coast produced by pioneering photographers such as Gustave Le Gray and Henri Le Secq.