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See the Sea in Pasadena: A Unique Collection of Paintings at Norton Simon Museum

Published on Feb 28, 2023

Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877), Marine, c. 1865–1866, Oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation, © The Norton Simon Foundation

The Norton Simon Museum in Old Pasadena will be hosting a very special tour of paintings of the sea on Wednesday, March 1. Led by a Museum Educator, the tour will showcase works by Venetian veduta painter Francesco Guardi, French painters Louis-Eugène Boudin and Gustave Courbet, and German painter Emil Nolde.

Admission is free with Museum admission and only 15 participants will be allowed on this tour on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tour participants can expect to learn about why these painters chose certain places for their works and how they learned to sketch or paint seascapes. 

Francesco Guardi was a Venetian veduta painter known for his accurate depictions of the city and its surroundings. Louis-Eugène Boudin was a French painter who was one of the first to paint outdoors, depicting landscapes and seascapes with a freshness that had never been seen before. Gustave Courbet was a French realist painter known for his depictions of the sea and the rugged coastlines of France and Spain. Emil Nolde was a German Expressionist painter who focused on the wild seas and powerful waves of the North Sea.

This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore extraordinary places while viewing paintings of the sea by renowned artists. For more information, call 626-449-6840 or visit the Norton Simon Museum website. Don’t miss this chance to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these painters’ works

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