Our Next Program - Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00AM
The Art & Loves of Picasso, Matisse, & Chagall
Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall – these are three of the best-known and most important visual artists of the early 20th century. Using examples of their paintings, prints and sculptures, Kristan H. McKinsey will explore the ways in which their wives, lovers, and models shaped the careers and artwork of these men. Some of the women inspired the artists, and others provided critical feedback. Some reinvigorated the artists after periods of inactivity, while others could upset the creative flow. The degree to which the artists were happy in their marriages and love affairs can be read in the artwork they created.
McKinsey is Director of the Illinois Women Artists Project, a research and documentation project based in the art department of Bradley University, where she is also an adjunct faculty member. For 32 years she was a museum curator, retiring in 2016 from Peoria Riverfront museums. McKinsey is President of the board of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, and webmaster for the board of the Fine Arts Society of Peoria.