Lectures are held in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre, James Allen's Girls' School (off Greendale, London SE22 8TX) at 7.30 for 8.00pm.

Date: Thursday 11 July 2019, 8.00pm
Lecturer: Kathy McLauchlan

This lecture considers Tissot’s importance as an artist recording the lifestyle of the people around him, women above all. During the late 19th century, fashionable young women were frequently depicted as emblems of modern society, seeming to encapsulate the glamour and elegance of the urban scene. Tissot, along with painters like Manet and Renoir, made the portrayal of women a focus for his work, and unlike his Impressionist contemporaries, he achieved popular acclaim. Where the Impressionists challenged contemporary taste, Tissot was celebrated for works whose glossy finish and tasteful elegance seemed a perfect match for his subjects.