Become a member and save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. The Judgement of Paris: The Origins of Impressionism Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0732 Select Your Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text The Railway by Edouard Manet, 1873 (cropped) Impressionism was born in Paris in the 1860s through a great rivalry between the painters Édouard Manet and Ernest Meissonier, known as "the two poles of art." Meissonier was the most famous and financially successful painter of the 19th century, hailed for his meticulous precision and obsessive attention to historical detail. Manet, on the other hand, was reviled by the critics and mocked by the public for works such as Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe and Olympia. The contest between the two men transcended artistic expression—it reflected competing viewpoints on the changes being wrought by technology, politics, and personal freedom. Ross King, author of The Judgement of Paris, explores the relationship between these two artists as he evokes Parisian life during a 10-year period of social and political ferment. The struggle between Meissonier and Manet to get their paintings exhibited in pride of place at the Salon was not just about art: It was about how to see the world. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here. This online program is presented on Zoom.