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Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Landscape (detail), c. 1917. Barnes Foundation, BF4. Public Domain.

Free; registration required.

About the Talk

Martha Lucy: “Matisse and Renoir on the Riviera, 1917–19”

In the last decade of his life, Pierre-Auguste Renoir lived and worked in the French Riviera town of Cagnes-sur-Mer, on an estate surrounded by olive trees. He painted constantly, filling his studio with hundreds of idyllic landscapes and figures arranged in perfect harmony with nature. Between 1917 and 1919, Henri Matisse, who was living in Nice, visited Renoir frequently to study the elder painter’s canvases and present his own for discussion. In this talk, Martha Lucy, deputy director for research, interpretation and education, explores the relationship between the two artists during those fruitful years on the Mediterranean and the distinct utopian visions that each of them developed.

Registrants will be emailed a link for the talk the day prior.