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French Art Friday – Cubism, Braque and Picasso

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
I've made it to my life's goal - the old age pension. Now I write for fun. Hope you enjoy reading.
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense - Pablo Picasso

Art lovers, it's time to forgo your Friday nights sitting in watching Friday Night Football and return to celebrating French Art Friday. The next of these wonderful conferences has been arranged to focus on Cubism, Braque and Picasso at Alliance Française de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End on Friday, 13 May, 2016 commencing at 6.30pm.

Tickets for this session (including a glass of French wine!) can be obtained on line for:
$25 for AF members; and
$30 for non-members.

Learning about French Art while sipping a glass of fine French wine in a fun and friendly environment surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts is a great way to spend a Friday evening. Alliance Française de Brisbane is proud to be continuing on with its series of convivial conferences led by art specialist Florence Thiriot. For the 2016 series, Florence will discuss the various Avant-Garde artists of the early 20th Century and how their presence in this prolific period of artistic creation set Paris buzzing with many talents coming from all over Europe to play their part in the movement.

This session will focus on both Braque and Picasso during their cubist phase and their influence on modern Art. However, if, like the Parisian newspapers of 1911, you think a Cubist is merely a follower of Braque and Picasso then you might be surprised with what Florence has to say. Albeit both artists were inspirational and the outstanding leaders of the Cubist movement it might not be so narrow in definition.

Florence presents these wonderful symposiums in English and they usually run for around one hour. Following the talk you are encouraged to interact with her and ask all those questions about everything you have always wanted to know about French Art as you enjoy a glass of free fine French wine.

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Florence is a French teacher at the Alliance Français de Brisbane who is very passionate about art. She grew up in Vétheuil, a small town in Normandy, and was deeply influenced by her father, an art teacher, who passed on his love of art to his daughter so completely Florence says she was left, 'having had no choice but to become passionate about art'.

Whether you are an expert or novice in Art History or just love to see and appreciate fine art you are sure to learn something new from Florence. You will enjoy the evening as Florence infects you with her passion for French Art and how it fits within the sociological and political contexts of France during the period under discussion.

Something even more interesting if you plan to travel, or just want to google and look at fine art, Florence will give you an insider's guide to the best museums and galleries in Paris (not just the Musée d'Orsay or the Pompidou Center!).

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For more information on this exciting event contact the Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End by email at: or phone 3844 4460.

Likewise, you can check out Alliance Francaise's web page or its Facebook page and discover some of the fantastic activities and events this dynamic organisation provides.
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Why? The enjoyment found in stimulating converstaion and fine wine is not to be missed.
When: Friday, 13 May, 2016 commencing at 6.30pm.
Phone: 3844 4460
Where: Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members and includes a glass of fine French wine.
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