A Model for Matisse

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A Model for Matisse

  • 2003
  • Directed By: Barbara Freed
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 93 Minutes
  1. Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film A Model For Matisse

Art and a Movie

Barbara Freed tells the moving tale of Henri Matisse’s last great art project—the decorative cycle for the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, France. Told through the words of Sister Jacques-Marie, the nun who assisted Matisse with the project, the film offers an intimate look at the elderly artist’s working methods and a reflection on love and friendship. The film will be preceded by Henri Matisse (1946), directed by François Campaux, which records Matisse’s creative process while he is working on a portrait of his grandson. In French with live translation provided by Brett Bowles, associate professor of French Studies. (DigiBeta presentation)


Gallery Talk
Matisse in Focus
April 27 - Sun. - 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor. Nan Brewer, IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will present an overview of Matisse’s late graphic work in the exhibition Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from IU Collections.

The programs are presented in partnership between the IU Art Museum and IU Cinema and are sponsored by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public.