Matisse, like a novel exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, from 21st October 2020 – 22nd February 2021
The Pompidou Centre, a twenty-minute walk from our hotels, opens one of its most anticipated exhibitions of the year – Matisse, like a novel, celebrating 150 years since the painter’s birth and juxtaposing his works with certain writings about him.
Finally! Here’s the Matisse exhibition that everyone has been waiting for, featuring many important works, some of which haven’t been shown in France since 1970!
Divided into nine chapters, each part of the exhibition includes texts from an author who has written about Matisse – including Henri Matisse himself – giving a new perspective on the paintings, some of which are now over a hundred years old.
The titles and periods are:
— 1. Where to begin? 1895-1903
— 2. A bloc of light. 1904-1905
— 3. The dawn of art. 1906-1909
— 4. A deeper resemblance. 1910-1917
— 5. Not exactly relaxation. 1918-1929
— 6. Hand and arrow. 1930-1939
— 7. Maximum density. 1940-1948
— 8. The day of colour. 1948-1951
— 9. The giant image. 1951-1954
This chronological staging also shows the artist’s constant search for the new, from his early Impressionist paintings to the gouache cut-outs made at the end of his life.
In all, over a hundred Matisse works are on show – an unmissable opportunity!
Linked with the exhibition, you may be interested in:
— a French audioguide with a short introduction to each theme (you can listen to it here)
— workshops for kids
— guided visits, one of which is in English (every Sunday at midday)…
A catalogue of the exhibition is also available (320 pages, 45€ here at amazon.fr).
The exhibition Matisse, like a novel is at the Pompidou Centre (here) from 21st October 2020 – 22nd February 2021
Open every day from 11am-8pm
Admission: 15€ / 12€
RDV le 21 octobre pour notre #ExpoMatisse 🖌️— Centre Pompidou (@CentrePompidou) October 6, 2020
“Nu aux souliers roses” réalisée en 1900 figure parmi les premières oeuvres de Matisse. En 1891, il entre à l’académie Julian et en retient un intérêt pour l’art du nu.
Pour préparez votre visite ➡️ https://t.co/9ulgo1pXmR pic.twitter.com/fNVzYgkqmR
To check out the full press kit, simply click the ‘fullscreen’ button at the bottom right of the image below.