Monet's Seine at Lavacourt: What Is A Modernist Artist to Do in France in 1880?

Claude Monet’s iconic painting The Seine at Lavacourt was completed in 1880 and shown at the Salon, the regressive, state-sponsored exhibition that had prompted the impressionists to found their own independent exhibitions beginning in 1874. Dr. Paul Hayes Tucker, the Paul Hayes Tucker Distinguished Professor of Art, University of Massachusetts, Bostonwill consider this stunning painting and whether it was, in fact, Monet’s “turncoat” picture—a retreat to more traditional painting strategies.  

February 19, 2010

Horchow Auditorium


  • The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series