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International Lecture Series


Ross King
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

Friday, February 2, 2007; 7 p.m.
Ontario College of Art and Design Auditorium
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Join author Ross King at the Canadian Art's International Lecture Series. King will discuss his latest book, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism, 2006 winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-fiction.

King examines two key figures in the emergence of French Impressionism: Ernest Meissonier, the most famous and successful painter of the 19th century, hailed for his precision and devotion to history; and Edouard Manet, an artists who was reviled in his time, yet helped herald the most radical change in the history of art since the Renaissance.

Set amidst the Second Empire of Napoleon III--a time of prosperity and modernization, but also political oppression and social upheaval--King's book brings to life the world of the highly competitive Paris Salons: the battleground where a painter's reputation could be made or ruined.

The lecture is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario and Doubleday Canada at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

TICKETS: $15 general public, $12 AGO members, $10 students. Call (416) 979-6608.

Elena Langlois
Marketing & Communications Manager
Canadian Art Foundation
(416) 368-8854 ext. 109

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