Course Summary

An introduction to the unique world views of four French painters of the late 19th / early 20th Century. Richard Stone discusses the suburban portraits and fantastic jungle scenes of the “naïve” artist Henri Rousseau, the intensely observed private world of Pierre Bonnard, the poetic, decorative allegories of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and the long and exciting journey of artistic discovery that ensured Henri Matisse a pivotal role in the story of modern art.  


Presented by Richard Stone

Richard Stone is an experienced teacher specialising in History, Philosophy and Literature. He provides an informative overview of the topic and welcomes anyone with a keen interest in the theme. His classes are conducted in a relaxed, informal style.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of Tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education. There followed a satisfying thirty year career as a teacher and lecturer in Independent Schools. During this time Richard continued to practise as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-nineties he has accompanied more than twenty groups of Secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. His interests have continued to expand with time and today he enjoys sharing his enthusiasms for History, Literature and the Arts with interested audiences of any age.

Last updated: March 21, 2019 03:49pm