“Without him, we wouldn’t have survived” was Monet’s verdict on the role played by art dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel.
In the early days of their radical movement, the Impressionist painters paid a heavy price for their rejection of tradition. Never far from the brink of poverty and ridiculed by critics and the public, Monet, in particular, was frequently in despair.
Drawing on both their work and the correspondence between the art dealer Durand-Ruel and the artists, this course will explore the story of the beginnings of modern art.
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