In our lecture we will follow how the new artists of the era - Boudin, Courbet, Monet, Manet, Degas, Seurat, Signac, among others – responded to the
discovery of the seaside in their own travels and depictions of the modern resorts, places like Deauville, Trouville, Ste Adresse or Dieppe on the English Channel coast, Belle Isle, Concarneau
and Biarritz on the Atlantic, or Antibes, Nice and St Tropez on the Riviera.
The result was the birth of an entirely new artistic genre – the tourist marine – which survived well into the 20th century in the work of great
artists like Matisse, Duffy, Picasso and more.