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Matisse. Documentary.

Natalia Semyonova, Andre-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud
November 22, Monday
Film Screening, Discussion20:00

One hundred years ago, in early December 1910, two panel-paintings, ordered by Sergey Schukin, arrived to Moscow from Paris. These were the paintings by Henri Matisse, now internationally famous “The Dance” and “The Music”. Matisse’s art wasn’t appreciated those days and was poorly sold in France, so artist’s best prewar works ended up in Russian and American collections. Matisse used to be the favorite artist of Sergey Schukin, who was among the first to understand that Matisse – together with Picasso – owns the future. Matisse and Picasso dedicated their lives to the endless creative dialogue, claiming to be leaders of the European avant-garde. British director Mark Halliley tried to take a look at Matisse as a person of XXI century. With its rapid cuts and computer graphics the movie looks nothing like bland scipop. This untrivial educational film was rejected by BBC and later shown in more traditional cut. The original version will be demonstrated in Moscow with consent of the author. Grandson of Sergey Schukin, Andre-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud, will discuss the film with the audience. He will also present a book by Natalia Semyonova “Moscow collectors. Schukin. Morozov. Ostroukhov. Three lives. Three stories of passion”, that was just published in the “Molodaya Gvardiya” series “Great personalities”.

In the partnership with the “Premium” programme of SNOB project.

Limited places, booking is essential. Please e-mail with your full name and e-mail address.

Natalia Semyonova (b. 1951) – an art historian, has written numerous articles and books on the history of Russian art and art collectors,including Collecting Matisse (with Albert Kostenevich, 1993); Sergey Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, His Life and Collections.

Andre-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud (b.1942) – grandson of Sergey Schukin, occupied numerous outstanding posts in the Ministry of Cultural Affairs (France), used to be a head of La Cinemateque Francaise and Animation Center, Secretary General of Literature Center of France and Paris Air and Space Museum. Limited places, booking is essential. Please e-mail with your full name and e-mail address.

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