Music was a constant theme in Edouard Manet’s life and art. His pictures of musicians and their audiences range from major early canvases depicting itinerant gypsy musicians and Spanish dancers, through to paintings encompassing the full range of Parisian musical culture. This lecture immerses you in Manet’s world, bringing together Manet’s art and the music that inspired him, including Spanish flamenco, Wagner piano productions, café songs, and opera highlights.
Dr Lois Oliver studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has worked at the Harvard Art Museums, the V&A and then the National Gallery. Currently Associate Professor in History of Art at the University of Notre Dame in London, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute, Lois writes audio and multimedia tours for major galleries and has appeared on the BBC. Also a keen violinist, she plays regularly with Kensington Chamber Orchestra and the Endellion Festival Orchestra.