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Henri Matisse, 1869-1954

Part Two, His Works from 1918 to 1954

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!

Icarus from Jazz, pub. Paris, 1947, 20 stenciled plates based on paper cutouts

In 1917, Matisse left Paris for Nice because he favored its brilliant sunshine and bright colors. His style, as well as that of Picasso, became more representational—a characteristic of post-World War I art. During WW II and later, Matisse remained in Nice creating sensuous representations of his favorite model, while illustrating beautiful books, including Jazz.  After surgery in 1941, Matisse became chair- or bed-bound and could no longer paint.  But he could manage paper cutouts with scissors (he called this “drawing with scissors”), resulting in lively abstractions. He used these as sketches for stained glass windows in the Matisse Chapel in Venice, a building which he designed.  These gorgeous collages remained his medium until his death in 1954.

Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10.00

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

Date: February 17, 2022

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