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Simon Kelly: Matisse and the Sea

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Sponsored in part by the School of Art & Design Visitors Series, Center for Advanced Study, Krannert Art Museum, and the Ziff Fund. Supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Location
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign | On the lower level, KAM Auditorium
Date
Nov 16, 2023   5:30 pm  
Speaker
Simon Kelly, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, St. Louis Art Museum
Contact
Julia Nucci Kelly
E-Mail
kam-info@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-0320
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Originating Calendar
Krannert Art Museum Calendar

This lecture discusses the forthcoming exhibition (winter 2024) at the Saint Louis Museum of Art of the same title. The exhibition is the first ever to examine the influence of the sea across modernist artist Henri Matisse’s career, which included painting in coastal locations on the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Pacific. 

The lecture will explore the importance of Matisse’s marine imagery across a wide range of media from paintings to ceramics to textiles and paper cut-outs. It will offer a particular focus on the iconic coastal picture, Bathers with a Turtle (1908, Saint Louis Art Museum), exploring the genesis and afterlife of this painting.

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