Tue 2 June, 4.30pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
Doors open at 4pm, and lecture starts at 4.30pm, followed by drinks
In October 1911, Henri Matisse travelled to Moscow to stay with his most important patron, Sergei Shchukin. The wealthy Moscow businessman had commissioned two enormous canvases which now rank amongst the artist’s greatest works. After Matisse created a scandal exhibiting Dance and Music in Paris, he was invited to help install them in the stairway of Shchukin’s mansion. Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with particular expertise in Russian literature, art and music. She will tell the story of how Shchukin fell in love with Matisse after infatuations with Monet and Gauguin, how Matisse fell in love with Russian icons, and how his riotous paintings revolutionised the young Moscow avant-garde.
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