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|Event:||SS-01 Matisse and Picasso: Friendship, Rivalry, Art|
|Time:||1:00 to 2:30|
|Presenter:||Rhea Higgins, Professor, Art History, U of Hartford, Wesleyan Institute Life Long Learning|
|Matisse and Picasso are considered today the most widely recognized artists of the 20th century. In their careers, they both managed to produce monumental bodies of work as well as develop visions of artistic expression with astonishing concepts that strained the conventions of art criticism. Each painted with differing priorities: Matisse emphasizing color, and Picasso form. Just ten years apart in age, they became both friends and rivals, competing and challenging one another but also inspiring one another artistically. We will examine their early works to later ones, stressing their innovations with what each considered their personal vision.|