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Tuesdays, September 12 – December 19, 6 – 9pm

Henri Matisse. Blue Still Life (Nature morte bleue), 1907. BF185. © 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

14 classes
$500; members $450.

About the Class

“Working before a soul-stirring landscape,” Henri Matisse wrote, “all I thought about was making my colors sing” (Pierre Schneider, Matisse). And sing they did. Matisse presented the world with color of dazzling brilliance, and fauvism was only the beginning of his explorations. Join us as we study Matisse’s extraordinary life, which itself followed a trajectory from darkness into light and color. Explore the Barnes Foundation’s 59 works by Matisse, including the radiant Le Bonheur de Vivre, the monumental Dance mural, and the enchanting final paintings on canvas.  


Leslie Bowen

Leslie Bowen, MFA, previously taught at Lebanon Valley College, where she received the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspirational Teaching. A painter, she exhibits extensively and has participated in summer programs at the Paris American Academy, the Salzburg International Summer Academy, and Southampton College in New York.