A Little History of Paris Through Art & Architecture


Day course

Angie Smith

5 October 2020


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This study day will begin with a historical survey of Paris from its ancient origins as the settlement of the Parisii tribe to the present day. We will then look in detail at aspects of the city – its architecture, people and events down the centuries through the lens of paintings made by a diverse group of painters. These will include topographical works by lesser known artists such as Jean Baptiste Raguenet as well as paintings by Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir.

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Angie Smith has a first-class degree in Art History and a PhD in Combined Historical Studies. She has more than a decade’s experience teaching undergraduates and taking adult education classes for Leicester University. She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer, has contributed articles to many scholarly journals and has published several books including A Timeline of Art History.