LECTURE 3 Matisse and Mallarmé РTerence 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
Henri Matisse


In 1932 the Swiss publisher Albert Skira brought out a luxury edition of Mallarm√©‚Äôs poems illustrated by Henri Matisse. Some commentators consider this sumptuous publication a turning point in Matisse‚Äôs career, ‚Äúre-entering the ring of high modernism‚ÄĚ. The rapport between visual artists and Mallarm√©, 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.

ALL LECTURES are held at the ANU School of Art and Design Lecture Theatre 

Level 1 Childers Street entrance – at 3pm

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