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A Taste of Art: Paris


         Paris Impression                        Paris Nouveau                             Paris Moderne

       Painters and the City           The Arrival of Art Nouveau        The Capital of the Arts


After the success of A Taste of Art; Madrid, Jacqueline will begin delivering the second in a series of short courses via Zoom, commencing on 28th June 2021.

The second course, consisting of three lectures, will be entitled A Taste of Art: Paris, and will focus on the museums, galleries, architecture and streets of Paris. The Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Rodin's House, the Centre Pompidou, and the Musee de L'Art Moderne will all be explored.


The lectures will be 'live', via Zoom on consecutive Monday early evenings, at 6pm UK time (GMT). Each lecture lasts about 50 minutes, after which Jacqueline will answer questions you can type in to the Zoom system.

Please note: The lectures will be recorded and available to view on demand for up to 48 hours after the end of each lecture, so you can enjoy them no matter where in the world you are or what time of day suits you best.ter which I will answer questions you can type into the Zoom facility. 

How to Sign Up

To participate in any one of the lectures or in the series of three lectures, simply click on the relevant 'Buy Now' button below, depending on whether you want to sign up for the full course of three lectures, for £30, or for individual lectures, at £12 each. You can also invite a friend to one lecture of your choosing, at a cost of £6.

A Taste of Art: Paris - Course of Three Lectures (see individual titles below)

We are all missing gallery trips when we can get up close and personal to works of art, but this is the next best thing, so join me on a tour of some of the great works in several of the principal museums and galleries in Paris. Course cost £30.

Lecture 1: ‘Paris Impression'; the newly-built city painted in the 19th Century. 6pm, Monday 28th June, 2021

Paris was rebuilt in 1852, offering work and leisure activities to thousands of people who flocked to the city from a declining countryside. The subject matter of the city for painters was rich and varied. We will explore the boulevards, street musicians, bars, opera and cabarets. The lecture will begin in The Louvre but will mostly focus on the collection in the Musée D’Orsay.  Lecture cost £12.

Lecture 2: ‘Paris Nouveau'; the arrival of a new style in Paris 1900’. 6pm, Monday 5th July, 2021

The Paris exhibition 1900 showcased a new style called Art Nouveau. In this lecture we will explore the new buildings which housed exhibitions of ironwork, jewellery, glass, furniture and the new Metro Station adornments and street lighting. Rodin’s success was central to this explosion of the Arts, so we will be visiting The Musée des Art Décoratifs and Rodin’s House.  Lecture cost £12.

Lecture 3: ‘Paris Moderne'; Paris, the centre of the art world’. 6pm, Monday 12th July, 2021

Paris became the centre of the Art World for the first few decades of the twentieth century, attracting a dialogue between French artists and the many foreign artists who sought inspiration from them. We will explore the work of Brancusi, Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, Sorolla, Casas, Boccioni, Mondrian and many others, visiting The Centre Pompidou and the Musée de L’Art Moderne.  Lecture cost £12.


Invite a Friend

You can invite a friend to one lecture of your choosing, at half price. Click the Buy Now button to complete your purchase and we will e-mail you for contact details for your friend, and the name of the lecture you'd like to offer them. Cost £6. 

When we receive notification of your payment, we will also receive details of the e-mail address associated with your PayPal account, and will send you an e-mail acknowledging receipt.


If you haven't used Zoom before, it's easy. The later e-mail we will send you, a day or so before the lecture is due to start, will include the Zoom link. On the date of the lecture you simply click on the link - approximately 15 minutes before the start time of 6pm UK time - and when Zoom opens you follow the on-screen instructions.

See also Jacqueline's book,  ‘A Taste of Art: London’ (Unicorn Press 2019)