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Painting as ReModel

Matisse sketching The Dance (1931).
Matisse sketching The Dance (1931). The Barnes Collection.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: The Barnes Collection.

Yve-Alain Bois’ seminal book Painting as Model, published in 1990, is still cited as being an extremely important collection of essays that looks at painting as being both a conceptual and a material enquiry.

20 - 21 June 2018

Bois believes that one must concentrate on both the formal elements of a work of art and its' physical qualities to fully understand its' totality.

Day 1: Yve-Alain Bois - What's with the bamboo stick? Matisse's late drawing practice.

Day 2: Symposium - Painting as ReModel. Revisiting Painting as Model.


Eric Alliez, Philip Armstrong, Jean-Claude Bonne, Dr Matthew Bowman, Moyra Derby, Mick Finch, Lisa Florman, Daniel Neofetou.

This symposium was convened by Daniel Sturgis, Reader in Painting and Programme Director of BA Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts.

Yve-Alain Bois on Matisse.