LECTURE 3 Matisse and Mallarmé – Terence Maloon SUNDAY 6 MAY 3pm
Dates & times
Sun 6 May 2018, 3pm–4pm
ANU School of Art & Design
Image: Small Dancer on a Red Background 1937
collage on paper
In 1932 the Swiss publisher Albert Skira brought out a luxury edition of Mallarmé’s poems illustrated by Henri Matisse. Some commentators consider this sumptuous publication a turning point in Matisse’s career, “re-entering the ring of high modernism”. The rapport between visual artists and Mallarmé, the most esoteric of nineteenth-century French poets, is the subject of this lecture.
The affinity that Matisse felt with the daring liberties of Mallarmé’s verse and the spirit of negation lying behind it granted a new lease of life to Matisse’s glorious late work.
Level 1 Childers Street entrance – at 3pm
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $10 / $5 (student) FRIENDS of the Gallery FREE.