Afternoon Salon

Influences from the East: From Veneziano to Matisse

The Black Shawl (Lorette VII), 1918
Henri Matisse
French, 1869-1954
Oil on canvas
26-1/2 x 50-3/4 in. (67.3 x 128.9 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon
© 2012 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Influences from the East: From Veneziano to Matisse

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Join a Museum educator on select Sunday afternoons for a dynamic discussion of art. This summer’s Afternoon Salons examine influences: cultural, natural and artistic. From ancient to modern times, works of art are overt or covert transmitters of influence. Consider how the international milieu of Paris at the turn of the 20th century fostered artistic growth; how cultural, moral and symbolic meaning can be imbued by flora; and how trade impacts culture.

Discover how artistic influences from eastern cultures moved across Asia to Europe via maritime trade routes by finding traces of Asia or the Near East in diverse stylistic elements used by Paolo Veneziano; evidence of Chinese ceramics in Old Master still lifes; or the theme of the odalisque in the work of Henri Matisse.

Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission | Space is limited to 20 participants. Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.