Henri Matisse at the Centre Pompidou
Story of a life lived for art. This could be the subtitle of the exhibition devoted to Henri Matisse at the Centre Pompidou.
Entitled “Matisse as a novel”, it pays tribute to the painter on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. To be seen until 22 February 2021.
Why should you go and see “Matisse comme un roman”?
Because this exhibition brings together major works by the artist, some of which have not been seen in France since 1970. Works from prestigious French and international, public and private collections.
Because these works are so many milestones that allow us to retrace Matisse’s long career. In all, more than five decades of creation and exploration that have left their mark on modern art.
Why this title “Matisse as a novel”?
To evoke the painter’s trajectory, the Centre Pompidou has chosen to highlight the text/image entanglement that inhabits his work. The exhibition is thus divided into nine chapters. Each chapter is illuminated by an author’s view of Matisse’s work: Louis Aragon, Georges Duthuit, Dominique Fourcade, Clement Greenberg, Charles Lewis Hind, Pierre Schneider, Jean Clay and Henri Matisse himself. These chapters will take you on a chronological tour of the artist’s career, from his beginnings to the 1950s.
An exhibition to devour, therefore, as one would devour the pages of a novel. The novel of a singular life and work. You will see paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrated books, and of course the famous gouache cut-outs made at the end of his life.
In November, bring colour into your life with the Matisse exhibition and sweetness into your nights at the Appia Hotel!