Morocco and Islamic art had a profound impact on the artist Matisse, and changed the development of modern art. Find out how in this inspiring lecture by Professor Michael Barry from Princeton University
The artist Matisse’s exposure to Persian miniatures and Morocco had a revolutionary effect on his work and the development of modern art. Professor Barry will talk about Matisse’s experience of these; the meaning and Islamic context of the 15th and 16th century Persian miniatures, and cross-cultural borrowing.
Michael Barry is a Princeton University professor and historian of the greater Middle East and Islamic world. Since 2004 he has taught as Lecturer in Islamic Culture in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, and also served as consultative chairman of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005-2009) and special consultant to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture since 2009. He is an established authority on Islamic art and the history and culture of Afghanistan, on which he has written extensively.
Who: ALIF & ALC students, University students and the general public
When: Monday June 17 at 6.30 PM
Where: ALC/ALIF Annex Auditorium, across from the American Center