19 March 2012

Prism

Matisse, “Le rêve”, 1940 
Matisse, “La tristesse du roi”, 1952
Henri Matisse at Centre Pompidou, “Blouse roumaine”, 1953

PARIS: The art show to see when you are in Paris is “MATISSE, PAIRES ET SERIES” (7 March until 18 June) at the Centre Pompidou. The show examines a distinctive aspect of Matisse’s art: his repeated explorations of the same subject through different treatments – for him a way of exploring art itself. The exhibition features some 60 paintings, including four large gouache cutouts, and 30 or so drawings, some brought together for the first time since their creation. It covers Matisse’s entire artistic career, from 1899 to 1952, the major periods being represented in chronological order, from the pointillism he experimented with in the summer of 1904 to the ambitious paper cutouts of the 1950s, taking in on the way the renowned Thèmes et variations series of drawings on paper, a kind of conceptual culmination of the procedure. Developing new formal solutions, putting into question his own, earlier advances, Matisse was a profound student of form.

His vibrant colour combinations, forms, strong outlines and collages make you rethink your outfit, when you leave your house in the morning, dressed in a dark outfit because of the drizzle of rain that puts you in a sad mood on a Monday morning. Look at Matisse and be happy from the bottom of your heart.

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