Afternoon Salon

Hallmarks of Nature: From Still Life to Cherry Blossom

Noto Province, Waterfall Bay, 1856
Ando Utagawa Hiroshige
Japanese, 1797-1858
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Barbara Steele Williams, 1967

Hallmarks of Nature: From Still Life to Cherry Blossom

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Join a Museum educator on select Sunday afternoons for a dynamic discussion of art. This summer’s Afternoon Salons examine influences: cultural, natural and artistic. From ancient to modern times, works of art are overt or covert transmitters of influence. Consider how the international milieu of Paris at the turn of the 20th century fostered artistic growth; how cultural, moral and symbolic meaning can be imbued by flora; and how trade impacts culture.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world and examine the diversity of expression that artists have used throughout the centuries to depict the world around them. Consider the exquisite realism of Louise Moillon, the post-Impressionist still life of Paul Cézanne or the allusion to the transitory nature of life in Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period.

Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission | Limited to 20 participants. Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.