Lecture series at Art League begins

The first lecture in a three-part series on Post-Impressionism will be given at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, by Sandra Denney at the Rehoboth Art League.

Denney will present an overview of the works of Paul Gauguin and Henri Raymond Marie de Toulouse-Lautrec. Gauguin, most remembered for colorful canvasses created in Tahiti, abandoned a successful career as a stockbroker in order to pursue art. Using saturated color arbitrarily, he said, “I shut my eyes in order to see.”

Toulouse-Lautrec recorded the cabaret entertainers of Paris in posters, pastel and paint. He preferred their nocturnal world in Montmartre to the aristocratic one into which he had been born.

Sandra Denney is a published art historian, with years of teaching experience, and has lectured throughout the state for the Delaware Humanities Forum Speakers Bureau and for the RAL. The lecture will be held in the Chambers Studio. A $5 donation is suggested and light refreshments will be served.

For further information, call the RAL at (302) 227-8404.