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The Parisians at Leisure Stella Grace Lyons Friday 15 November 2019

At Monks Yard Ilminster, 10.30 - 3.30.

OOH la la! - Here's your chance to find out more about how the new leisure society in the second half of the 19th century was portrayed in the work of different French artists. Although an exciting and energetic time, artists reflected the darker underbelly of life as well as its frivolous side. The scenes of modernity portrayed through the new absinthe-fuelled cafe society, the beginnings of women's emancipation, the rise of the bourgeoisie seen in the work of Edouard Manet, Toulouse Lautrec and the Impressionists will all be covered.

There will be two morning lectures with a coffee break in between, lunch, followed by a third lecture.