TALK: Matisse AND Picasso

IMAGE: Le bonheur de vivre, Matisse & Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Picasso

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso... powerful rivals or amicable friends? 

Arguably two of the most famous artists of all time, their relationship is one of the most important and defining stories of modern art. Whilst over they each forged their own unique path over the course of many years, both Matisse and Picasso remained watchful of each other. 

During this timely discussion, ahead of the Matisse & Picasso exhibition starting in December at the National Gallery of Australia, Marie Chrétien (Master of Art at Sydney University) will explore this dynamic and porous relationship between the two pioneering artists. Notably, she will shed light on the different approaches adopted by Matisse and Picasso as each they navigated pictorial issues in inovative ways, as well as the surprising intersections between their artistic practices.

Glass of wine included upon arrival. 



Marie has a keen interest in Art, having graduated from Sydney University with a Master of Art in 2014 and winning the Francis Stuart Prize. She is currently a Council Member of the Power Institute of Sydney University and a Board Director of Alliance Francaise Sydney. 

In addition, she has an engineering degree (Paris) and an MBA (Macquarie University) under her belt, and has spent 20 years in the energy industry, both in France and Australia.