Matisse and Picasso: A Lifelong Conversation


10:10 AM - 12:00 PM

9/15, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Two artistic giants spent their careers sizing each other up and pursuing diverging artistic goals.  While their personal relationship was limited, the artistic level of their connection was sustained and limitlessly important to each other.  There were profound affinities of motivation and attitude. Rivalries and curiosity about each other’s work and a need for the other’s good opinion abounded.  They molded the art of the 20th Century. This is a very interactive course for those with opinions, curiosity and a desire to explore.  We may consider a non-class field trip to the Museum of Modern Art depending on the interest of the group.

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Syllabus: Matisse and Picasso: A Life Long Conversation
Darby Cartun,

Week 1: Biographies of  Picasso and Matisse

Week 2: Early 1900’s Paris Influences and paintings

Week 3: Still Life

Week 4: Cubist Years

Week 5: Creative Copies

Week 6: Connection of the muralist to the architect

Week 7: Shared Themes

Week 8: Wrap Up – War Years and After


Facilitator: Darby Cartun

Darby Cartun earned a BS from Syracuse University and an MAT from Sacred Heart University. She is a passionate lover of the arts with a desire to share ideas and theories.  Taking the journey with others with interest in art is what art is all about. She hosts a radio talk show weekdays on 1490 WGCH AM.