Join art historian Dr. Marni Kessler for a talk about depictions of food culture in 19th-century French painting, from Edouard Manet's Brioche with Pears to Impressionist still lifes. Although he featured brioches in compositions throughout his career, Manet’s rendition of the buttery pastry at the center of Brioche with Pears of 1876 packs a particular punch. This pillowy roll is painted with an intense visual immediacy. Rich and sumptuous, its glossed contours catch the light that splashes across the white cloth upon which it sits, and shadows carve dark recesses. Realized from creamy strokes of pigment, this brioche approximates something of the artist’s own sensorial experience of its real counterpart. But Kessler will show that Manet unsettles the very gastronomic pleasures that his brioche engenders, its concrete form simultaneously corporeal and like a crusted fragment recovered at an archaeological dig.
Dr. Marni Kessler is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas.
After the talk, guests who reserve an additional ticket can enjoy a complimentary beer or wine and a sampling of four small bites inspired by paintings on view in the DMA's European Art Galleries.
$10 public, $5 for DMA Members and students
An additional $15 ticket is required to attend the post-lecture reception
Dates & Times
- Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 2020-04-23 19:00:00 2020-04-23 22:00:00 America/Chicago Dining with the Impressionists //artandseek.org/calendar/event/103725/dining-with-the-impressionists Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX, 75201