0121. TURNER, MONET, AND THE ORIGINS OF ABSTRACT PAINTING
1:00 - 3:00 pm Fridays, January 17 - January 31
TURNER, MONET, AND THE ORIGINS OF ABSTRACT PAINTING
This series will examine how J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) and Claude Monet (1840-1926) laid the
groundwork for Modernist abstract painting. Both pushed the boundaries of the landscape
genre to exciting new places with their explorations of surface and color, anticipating the
“pure painting” that would come to dominate the avant garde in the Mid-20th Century.
About The Lecturer
Christopher Parrott is a Contemporary Realist painter whose work has been exhibited and collected
internationally for over two decades, and featured in art publications such as Art Forum, Art Papers, and
New American Paintings. Educated at Pratt Institute, he followed that degree with a post-college tenure at
the Barnstone Studios, studying Classical design systems and Art History. Among numerous other
locations, he has recently been featured in a gallery exhibition entitled Modern Masters in New York City,
and has regularly participated in Basel art fairs both in Miami and Switzerland.