Film Screening from the Pallets collection by Alian Jaubert
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 6 pm
Delacroix - La liberté guidant le peuple / Liberty leading the people (1830)
The 19th century French Romantic artist, Eugene Delacroix, painted ‘Liberty leading the people’. It captures the fervour of the French
Revolution in 1830, with the iconic figure of Liberty waving the French flag and leading revolutionaries over barricades. A fine example of French Romanticism, this work is one of the most visually memorable works of the Revolution.
Hokusai - La Vague / The Wave (1831)
‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ was created by the 19th century Japanese printmaker, Katsushika Hokusai. The linear perspective used in this landscape, unusual for its time, illustrates Hokusai’s interest in western art. The first print in the series 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji', it is one of the most reproduced artworks in the world.
Courbet - Un enterrement à Ornans / A Burial at Ornans (1851)
19th Century French artist, Gustave Courbet, painted ‘A Burial at Ornans’, on a twenty feet long canvas, depicting a funeral observed by the people of Ornans, Courbet’s hometown. It received much criticism at the 1850 Paris Salon as paintings of such scale were restricted to historical or mythological paintings. The stark depiction of the sombre procession in a provincial setting led to the rise of a new genre, making Courbet the pioneer of the French Realist movement.
Free and open for all.