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|Course:||Coast and Country: Artists' Colonies & Retreats with Dr Jan. D. Cox - France II|
|Tutor:||Dr Jan. D. Cox|
|Start Date:||15th August 2018|
|Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
This group of day courses, which will appeal to anyone who has an interest in art, will look at how artists escaped from the big cities and took refuge in the country or by the coast. Artists’ colonies flourished in the nineteenth and early twentieth century in many countries across Europe, and we will concentrate on Britain, France and Denmark. Featured artists will include: Camille Corot, Walter Osborne, Ben Nicholson, Gauguin, Van Gogh, P. S. Krøyer, Michael and Anna Ancher, Stanhope Forbes, Philip Wilson Steer, Eric Ravilious, Vanessa Bell.
Colonies and Retreats: France II
In the great fishing port of Concarneau, artists from many nations gathered to paint in the exceptional light. International artists like Alexander Harrison, P. S. Krøyer and Stanhope Forbes painted local scenes which they hoped would bring them fame at the Paris Salon. Inland from Concarneau lay the small village of Pont-Aven, which was to become famous for the group of artists who gathered around Paul Gauguin following his arrival there in 1886. In 1888 Gauguin spent nine tumultuous weeks with Van Gogh in Arles, where Vincent hoped to establish a ‘studio of the south’.
This course is part of Week Two of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 12 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 18 August.
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