Alphabet Movie challenge: day 8
Answer: The Impressionists
I realized that I neglected to write about The Impressionists
in the course of my “fan path”;
a grave error on my part because it is a mini-series that should not be missed! and not just because how unbelievably lovely Richard’s eyes look in this program, either 😉
As I shared in the Proust Questionnaire, Monet was a favorite of mine long before I knew about Richard Armitage. I didn’t know much about the Man vs. the Artist though, so it was very interesting to learn about the more personal side of things.
How he met his wife and started a family with her; how he struggled, along with his artist friends, to fight against preconceived notions of what art should be;
and how he became widowed, slowly fell in love with a woman who had been his benefactor, but was denied acknowledging the relationship for propriety’s sake.
I also enjoyed peeking into the everyday life
of an artist from that time period;
to make his visions
The Impressionists made me look a little closer at the paintings I already thought I knew and even changed my mind about some I had previously disliked.
was a pleasant surprise 🙂
(Non-Armitage answer: The Matchmaker, starring Janeane Garofalo)