Matisse in Moscow: Icons and the avant-garde
With Rosamund Bartlett
In October 1911, Henri Matisse made an historic journey to Moscow to stay with his patron Sergei Shchukin, and advise him on hanging of the radical works of modern art he had purchased in Paris. Rosamund Bartlett will tell the story of this historic visit and its impact on the young Moscow avant-garde, discussing how Shchukin fell in love with Matisse’s riotous paintings after infatuations with Monet and Gauguin, and how Matisse fell in love with Russian icons.
Henri Matisse The Luxembourg Gardens c1901 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Thursday 7 February 2019, 10.30am
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
Cancellations: Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.
Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Related exhibition: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage