Lecture: Imitation of Matisse

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



Price: Free.

Lecture by Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and Director of the Center for the Study of Modernism at The University of Texas at Austin

Join distinguished art historian Dr. Richard Shiff of the University of Texas at Austin as he offers insight into one of Matisse’s great contributions to Modern art. Matisse internalized the process of representation, allowing the pleasure of painters’ materials, as well as his own desires and imagination, to shape the subject matter.  For Matisse, the experience of representational painting in the studio was intimately linked to the sensuousness of the human body, its organic environment, and its domestic comforts.  Matisse’s work is also marked by his means and materials: the surfaces he decorated, the tools he handled, and the layers of color he applied. In the studio, the world became what he wanted it to be.

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