About the Class
This course examines the life and work of the great artists of the twentieth century-Chagall, Cocteau, Léger, Matisse, Picasso, and Renoir-whose names are associated with the art of the Riviera, from Menton to St. Tropez and from Biot to Vence. The course focuses on the personal stories of artists, what attracted them in the area, their interactions and their influence on each other and how museums and monuments celebrating their work were appropriate or created.
* This class will be taught in French and is intended for those fluent in French or wishing to improve their language proficiency in the context of art.
Capacity: 18 students
Barbara F. Freed
Freed is professor emeritus of French studies and applied linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University and a documentary filmmaker. Her projects include the award-winning film <i>The History of the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence</i> and two related books: <i>Artists and Their Museums on the Riviera</i> and a translation of <i>Henri Matisse, The Vence Chapel</i>.