Inspired by the original museography of the Matisse Museum in Nice, “Matisse in the Studio” is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the great artist’s creativity. The audience will have the unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the artist's home interior, from which he constantly drew his inspiration.

About the artist:

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French painter, sculptor and draughtsman well-known for his revolutionary style in the use of colors and the expressing shapes of his subjects, distancing himself from the then dominant trend, realism. Leader of the fauvism movement (a group of artists who advocated the use of vivid colors and the simplification of the subject rather than realistic representations), Matisse was considered a visionnary by his peers, and one of the creative geniuses of his time.
Henri Matisse believed that a treasured group of objects was instrumental to his studio practice: hence the interest of such an exhibition.

About the exhibition:

Five thematic sections—“The Object Is an Actor,” “The Nude,” “The Face,” “Studio as Theatre,” and “Essential Forms”—feature a range of works in a variety of media from different points in the artist’s career. Approximately 36 paintings, 26 drawings, 11 bronzes, nine cut-outs, three prints, and an illustrated book by Matisse are showcased alongside about 39 works from his studio collection—many on loan from private collections and publicly exhibited outside of France for the first time.

Visit the MFA's website for more information.
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery at the MFA 465 Huntington Ave, Boston

Matisse in the studio at the MFA

When
April 9th – July 9th, 2017
Where
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery at the MFA
465 Huntington Ave, Boston

Inspired by the original museography of the Matisse Museum in Nice, “Matisse in the Studio” is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the great artist’s creativity. The audience will have the unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the artist's home interior, from which he constantly drew his inspiration.

About the artist:

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French painter, sculptor and draughtsman well-known for his revolutionary style in the use of colors and the expressing shapes of his subjects, distancing himself from the then dominant trend, realism. Leader of the fauvism movement (a group of artists who advocated the use of vivid colors and the simplification of the subject rather than realistic representations), Matisse was considered a visionnary by his peers, and one of the creative geniuses of his time.
Henri Matisse believed that a treasured group of objects was instrumental to his studio practice: hence the interest of such an exhibition.

About the exhibition:

Five thematic sections—“The Object Is an Actor,” “The Nude,” “The Face,” “Studio as Theatre,” and “Essential Forms”—feature a range of works in a variety of media from different points in the artist’s career. Approximately 36 paintings, 26 drawings, 11 bronzes, nine cut-outs, three prints, and an illustrated book by Matisse are showcased alongside about 39 works from his studio collection—many on loan from private collections and publicly exhibited outside of France for the first time.

Visit the MFA's website for more information.
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