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Special Lecture: "Figures in a Landscape: The Beauty of Pissarro's People," by James Housefield

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Special Lecture: "Figures in a Landscape: The Beauty of Pissarro's People," by James Housefield

Clement St & 34th Ave
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121
November 19th, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Marina/Presidio
EMAIL:  
contact@famsf.org
PHONE:  
415-750-3600
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 9:30-5:15
TAGS:  
Lecture, landscape
COST:  
Free after museum admission. Seating is limited and first come, first served. No reservations required or taken.

DESCRIPTION

Like his fellow impressionists, Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) found new types of beauty in the French landscape. Yet Pissarro forged a distinct approach to Impressionism through the integration of figures into the landscape. Pissarro's art thus paved new ways to depict the complex geographies of modern France. This illustrated lecture exanines how Pissarro's idea of "beauty" embraced the human transformation of the landscape. 

James Housefield, a scholar of modern French art and design, teaches at the University of California, Davis. He has lectured to accompany the de Young museum's recent exhibitions Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay, Balenciaga and Spain, and Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. Housefield is completing a book about the inspiration of geography and astronomy for the art and design creations of Marcel Duchamp.

Florence Gould Theater
2:00–3:00 p.m.