Art History Talk: Matisse

Art History Talk – Matisse, the Wild Beast of Art History!

Tuesday 16th July 2024

2.00pm for the Lecture, followed by Tea & Cake in the Pavilion Gallery at 3pm (doors open from 1.30pm)

Penarth Pier Pavilion

Ticket/s: £15.50per person (+ booking fee) – Ticket price includes Tea & Cake

Join us this July to hear acclaimed art history lecturer, Stella Grace Lyons’s talk about Matisse.

Matisse changed the course of the visual arts in the 20th Century.

His subjects were surprisingly conventional: he painted landscapes, figurative works, and portraits. But it was his treatment of these themes that made him radical.

Matisse used intense, eye-popping colours and curving, sensuous lines – an approach that brought him notoriety as one of the ‘Fauves’, or ‘wild beasts’.

This talk will focus on his key paintings, with a particular emphasis on his Fauvist period.

Come and experience the joy, energy, and vivid colours of this modern master!

‘Without sacrificing scholarship, Stella Grace Lyons has a most engaging way of hooking an audience into sharing her passionate interest in art history, drawing three dimensional human stories and experiences from the two-dimensional canvas’

– Maev Kennedy, Guardian Arts Correspondent


Jul 16 2024


2:00 pm




Penarth Pier Pavilion
Penarth Pier Pavilion


Penarth Pier Pavilion