Explore the fertile legacy of color, wholeness, economy, and visual delight bequeathed by Matisse to future generations. Emphasis will be on the diversity of responses to this enduring heritage, from the numinous canvases of Mark Rothko to the decorative work of Robert Kushner. See how, in the late 20th century, the Old Master stature of Matisse was playfully honored by Roy Lichtenstein, and ironically questioned by Mike Bidlo.
Jonathan Ribner, associate professor; director of Graduate Admissions, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
Above: Ellsworth Kelly, Ten Color Lithographs: Yellow/Orange, 1970. Color lithograph on Special Arjomari paper. Gift of Mr. Carroll Janis. 1991.1033.