70th Anniversary – The Art and Life of Henri Matisse

Art History

Day course

Jan Cox

26 October 2021


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2021 is the seventieth anniversary of the completion of the Rosary Chapel at Vence in Southern France, a project which Henri Matisse considered his finest creation.

Along with Picasso, Matisse is credited with the revolutionising of twentieth-century European art. We examine his whole career, from Fauvism to his wonderful coloured cut-outs, with a particular emphasis on his paintings. A consummate draughtsman with a simplicity of line, in seven decades of production he gave us some of the world’s greatest images.

Tutor information

Dr. Jan D. Cox has been awarded a BA (Hons) by Oxford Brookes University, an MA from Bristol, and a PhD from the University of Leeds. He specialises in nineteenth-century Nordic art and British art of the twentieth century. He is on the tutor board for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has lectured in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, and the UK.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.