Odyssey: Art and Life of Henri Matisse (1889-1954)

This course provides an in-depth study of the work of artist Henri Matisse (1889-1954). The lectures focus on the early years of the artist: 1890-1903, when he studied old masters in museums and 1904-1906, when he embarked on the Fauvist period, joining forces with Andre Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. Matisse traveled extensively, visiting the United States several times. The Cone sisters invited him to Baltimore, he organized an exhibition at MOMA, and he worked for Albert Barnes in Philadelphia. He also traveled to Tangier in the footsteps of Delacroix and to Tahiti inspired by Gauguin. Matisse worked also in sculpture and finally embarked on the paper cutouts that find their climax in the design of the Chapel of the Rosary in St. Paul de Vence, whose outstanding feature is its stained glass windows.

910.829. 01 Homewood campus
Monday, Sept. 16 to Oct. 28, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. No class Sept. 30.
Cost: $158

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.