Matisse by Matisse
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is often referred to as the ‘Father of the Fauves’: in the early 1900s, he developed a rigorous style that emphasised flattened forms and decorative patterns, with an intense colourism that brought him notoriety. This expansive solo exhibition showcases over 200 of his works, encompassing oil paintings, sculptures, ink drawings, prints, cut-outs, and textiles. Thoughtfully organised into 10 sections, the presentation traces Matisse’s life and career, providing a comprehensive view of his artistic journey and creative processes, which are particularly evident in his vibrant and boldly-coloured works.
The artist’s contributions to painting, printmaking, sculpture, and cut-outs solidify his place alongside Pablo Picasso as one of the defining visionaries of 20th-century art. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to delve into Matisse’s personal collection, experiencing his art through his own curatorial vision. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colours, expressive forms, and gain intimate insights into his unique artistic practice. Viewers will undoubtedly be captivated by the sheer beauty and profound impact of his artistic genius.