Explore the creative dynamics between Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, the two dominant figures in Western art in the first half of the 20th century. As friends and rivals, these artists challenged and inspired one another over the course of their five-decades-long friendship.
Class sessions will chart each artist’s development during the early, middle and late career stages, with frequent cross-references to the work of the other so that aesthetic and biographical similarities and differences can be comprehended.
Margaret Farr is an independent art historian with a PhD in art history, specializing in art from 1800 to the present. In addition to teaching classes, she is an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Dore Ashton, ed., Picasso on Art. Da Capo, 1972. ISBN: 978-0306803307
- Jack Flam, ed., Matisse on Art. Univ. of California Press, 1995. ISBN: 978-0520200326
- For the first class, please read Flam, Matisse on Art, pp. 3-29; 32-40.
Cost and Registration
Six sessions, $235 ($210 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
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