Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents: “Artists in the South of France – Henri Matisse”
Artists in the South of France – Henri Matisse
Thursday, June 10 from 2:00 – 3:30pm via Zoom
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes Pamela Morton to talk about Henri Matisse. Cézanne, van Gogh, and Matisse were major innovators in the development of modern art. All three spent significant time in the south of France where they found inspiration in the dramatic light and bold landscapes of Provence and the Riviera. In a series of virtual lectures, we will trace the lives and careers of these artists as they explored new directions in their work, moving away from conventional modes of representation toward a new art of powerful expression and daring abstraction. In the third of the series, we will also see how Matisse, a northerner, worked to strengthen and heighten his color palette in response to what he perceived as a luxurious, exotic south of warm climes, sunny skies, and verdant landscapes. Following van Gogh’s lead, Matisse went a step further — with the volume turned up, his canvases are wild explosions of hot, vivid, unnatural color. Matisse stated, ‘When I paint green, it doesn’t mean grass. When I paint blue, it doesn’t mean sky.’ Registration is $15 per person in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.