A Little History of Paris Through Art & Architecture

Course: A Little History of Paris Through Art & Architecture
Tutor: Angie Smith
Start Date: 5th May 2020
Start Time: 9.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £56.00 What's included?

This study day will begin with a historical survey of Paris from its ancient origins as the settlement of the Parisii tribe to the present day. We will then look in detail at aspects of the city - its architecture, people and events down the centuries through the lens of paintings made by a diverse group of painters. These will include topographical works by lesser known artists such as Jean Baptiste Raguenet as well as paintings by Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir.

Tutor Information

Angie Smith has a first class degree in Art History and a PhD in Combined Historical Studies. She has more than a decade’s experience teaching undergraduates and taking adult education classes for Leicester University. She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer, has contributed articles to many scholarly journals and has published several books including A Timeline of Art History.

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It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently. Giles Tremlett (2012)