Masterpieces of Art from the Tumultuous Nineteenth Century: Romanticism, Realism and the Beginnings of Modern Art

February 4, 2020
2 to 3 P.M.

1430 Park Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Members Free 
Non Members $10
Non Member Bundle (all 3 lectures) $25 


Join Cummer Amelia and Dr. Debra Murphy at Story and Song on Amelia Island for a three part lecture series. This presentation will consider the drama of Romanticism in paintings by Delacroix and Goya, the advent of realism seen in the works of Courbet, and the increasing challenges to academic precepts in the canvases of Manet. The Cummer’s examples from this time period reflect the increasing importance of landscape as a genre including works by Paul Camille Guigou, Henri-Joseph Harpignies and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.

Join Cummer Amelia and Dr. Debra Murphy at Story and Song on Amelia Island for a three part lecture series. The great flowering of Impressionism, originally considered radical and revolutionary, will be examined in the paintings of Monet, Renoir and Degas. The museum’s Return from the Harvest and Young Love by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, seen as the “quintessential salon painter of his generation,” will serve as backdrops to the “New Painting.” 

Dr. Debra Murphy is the inaugural chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida. She has been recognized for outstanding teaching by UNF, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and the Southeastern College Art Conference. She has also been recognized by the University for  her founding of the department’s Italy program, which has just celebrated its 10th year. Dr. Murphy has long been a member of the Cummer Museum and has written a book on its early director, Joseph Jeffers Dodge. Dr. Murphy has also written on the Cummer Museum’s Holy Family attributed to Giorgio Vasari.




Suggested reading list related to the Lecture Series:

Nineteenth-Century European Art (3rd edition) by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu.

19th-Century European Painting: From David to Cezanne  by Lorenz Eitner’s

Art of the 19th Century: Painting and Sculpture by Robert Rosenblum and and H.W. Janson

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama

Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society by Robert L. Herbert


These books were recommended by Dr. Murphy but are not required reading.