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Lecture Series: Color Transformations in Impressionism – In the Eye
April 26, 2011
The first of this three-part lecture series, examines the science of color as it was understood during the age of Impressionism and the challenges to this understanding when confronted with the color transformations found in the aging or ailing eye. Dr. John S. Werner, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Davis Eye Center, will discuss how Impressionist painters, from Giverny to the Monterey Peninsula, attempted to capture the fleeting effects of light and color present in the retinal image.
Event is free with Museum admission.