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Café Art: La danse dans l’art français

Wednesday 23 March 2011 17:30-19:00

Institut Français d’Ecosse

13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT


  • Huile sur Toile, France, 1909-1910. Musée de l'Hermitage, (...)

    La Danse, Henri Matisse

    Huile sur Toile, France, 1909-1910. Musée de l’Hermitage, Saint-Pétersboug


The theme of dance has attracted many French artists from Poussin in the 17th century to Derain, Matisse and Picasso in the 20th. It will be interesting to consider some of the reasons why and of course how these and many other artists used dance in their works. Obviously dance can animate and give a sense of movement to a 2-dimensional painting but several artists became actively involved in dance as a theatre art.

Institute members: £5 / Non members: £8

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