One short time of true inspiration!
The temptation to try to change an event, such as warning the Titanic about icebergs ,would be great. I feel that things happened and they should not be undone because the course of history is what it is.
After watching the A&E series: The Impressionists/The Other French Revolution, over and over and….I really wish that I had been a “fly on the wall” at gatherings which led to the birth of French Impressionist Art and the movement to shake up the traditional art world of the late 19th century.
Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pizzaro, Alfred Sisley, and Edgar Degas often met at the home of the, soon to be, famous Berthe Morisot. They’d have dinner and discuss their passion for capturing a moment on a canvas.
In Paris, April 15th to May 15th, 1874 these brilliant artists changed the way we would enjoy paintings forever. I cannot image the gatherings of these courageous artisans as NOT being historic events of epic proportion.
Berthe Morisot was welcomed into the fold of male Impressionists as an equal. Certainly, the acceptance of a woman artist, in THAT time, was extraordinary. These people found each other, formed a group of mutual support and took on the establishment. Gosh, I’d love to have witnessed that!
You may want to find the A&E series on DVD and experience it for yourself!