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Henri Matisse, 1869-1954

Part One, His Works from 1900 to 1917

Presented by Eleanor Sypher, PhD

Eleanor holds a doctorate degree in Greek and Roman civilizations from Columbia University. Join us for these educational lectures, presented with wit and humour!

Self-Portrait, 1906, oil on canvas, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

French artist, known for his original use of color and line, who turned away from the principles of classical art—simplicity and grandeur, as did his rival and friend, Picasso.  The two of them together defined modern art in the early twentieth century.  Matisse first became infamous as the leader of the Fauves (wild beasts) who painted in outrageous colors.  Then, after 1906, he began to develop his own definitive style, emphasizing rhythm in flattened forms and decorative patterns, while imaginatively imitating African and Moorish art and producing dynamic abstractions in painting and sculpture.  In 1908 Matisse’s Notes of a Painter was published and remains an inspiration to artists and their followers.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10.00

Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

Date: January 20, 2022

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