Paxos Festival

Paris 1874: The Impressionist Moment

Lecture on the beginning of Impressionism in the occasion of celebrating 150 years from the movement’s birth
By Art Historian and Gallerist, Chris Boicos

Sunday 28 July – Lecture on Paris 1874: The Impressionist Moment (150th anniversary of first Impressionist exhibition), Loggos school yard 8:30-9:45 pm – in English

Monday 12 August – Lecture on Paris 1874: The Impressionist Moment (150th anniversary of first Impressionist exhibition), Loggos school yard 8:30-9:45 pm – in English

Tuesday 17 September – Lecture on Paris 1874: The Impressionist Moment (150th anniversary of first Impressionist exhibition), Loggos school yard? 8:00-9:15 pm – in Greek

2024 is the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition which opened in Paris on the boulevard des Capucines on 15 April 1874. The Musée d’Orsay, Paris celebrated this anniversary with a major exhibition – “Paris 1874 – Inventing Impressionism” (26 March – 14 July 2024) of 130 works. The same exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery, Washington DCfrom 8 September 2024 to 19 January 2025.

A selection of works shown in the original show is juxtaposed to works shown at the Paris Salon of the period, emphasizing the visual shock the new paintings provided to the Paris public, but also establishing more nuanced parallels between the Impressionists and the Salon painters.This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the first major paintings by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Degas, Manet, Cézanne and the many other painters who took part in the Impressionist and Salon Paris exhibitions of the crucial year of 1874.

Venue: Old Loggos School Yard