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The Promenade des Anglais:

artists in Nice

1.30 pm,  Monday  June 11th 2018

In the early 18th century, Nice was just a small town relying on fishing, fruit-growing and flowers for its income until it was ‘discovered’ by English travellers on the Grand Tour. It was an English clergyman who, in 1820, provided the funds for the construction of a Promenade. Such development encouraged the fashionable people of the time, including Queen Victoria. By the 20th century the brilliant light and climate attracted many artists to live there and by considering the works of Matisse, Dufy and others, this lecture looks at the ways in which Nice influenced their work.

Lecturer:    Christopher Herbert has wide public speaking and lecturing experience  –  he was formerly Bishop of St Albans and a member of the House of Lords.  He holds a PhD in Art History and has also been awarded two honorary degrees and is an honorary citizen of Fano, Italy. He will be making a welcome return visit to our society.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday  June 11th 2018

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Art Society, Bath is a member of The Art Society, an Art Education Charity

The Promenade des Anglais.pdf