September 28 CU at Joslyn
"Henri Matisse and the Fauves" presented by Jan Lund
2 - 3 pm

Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Creighton University presents stimulating lectures by Creighton faculty in Joslyn’s Abbott Lecture Hall on select Sundays at 2:00 pm. CU at Joslyn, offered in collaboration with Creighton’s University College, presents a variety of topics and interdisciplinary perspectives on Joslyn’s collections or exhibitions. CU at Joslyn is free for Museum members and Creighton students and faculty with ID, and $5 for the general public.

CU at Joslyn is supported by the Criss Foundation.

“Henri Matisse and the Fauves: An Open Window into Modern Art” presented by Jan Lund, Modern Languages and Literatures

Following Jan Lund’s presentation, participants are invited to join friends and colleagues in Joslyn’s ConAgra Foods Atrium for refreshments and the opportunity to reflect on ten years of outstanding CU at Joslyn presentations!

The Post-Impressionist movement, which followed French Impressionism, was a much looser group of differing artists, some of whom stayed true to the representational values of their forerunners, and others of whom veered off wildly into what would become Cubism and Modern Art. The “Fauves,” which translates as “Wild Beasts,” were a short-lived band of early twentieth-century artists painting for the most part in France whose works emphasized painterly qualities with strong color over the realistic values retained by Impressionism. The movement began around 1900 and lasted only a few years, during which there were three exhibitions. Henri Matisse was one of the leaders of the group. This talk will explore his life and body of work, together with that of the other “Fauves,” and will illustrate how this movement bridged the gap between Impressionism and Modern Art.

Image: Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Head of a Woman, 1917, oil on wood panel, Partial Gift of the Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation and Museum Purchase Fund 1989.9

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