The Centre Pompidou in Paris presents from March 7th an exhibition on the French painter, Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Under the name of “Matisse: Couples and Series”, the exhibition includes seventy paintings and around thirty drawings from the most prestigious public and private collections worldwide. It represents a singular vision of the artist through an essay on the same topic. A retrospective focusing on repetition, opposition and variations on a determined topic.
Presented chronologically, the visitor will understand how Matisse constantly questioned the relationship between drawing, color, volume, realism and fundamental concepts in painting techniques. It’s an unusual way to deal in depth with the work of one of the most valued artists of the early 20th century. The curator of the exhibition, Cécile Debray, stresses the fact that many of the works exhibited have never had the occasion of being shown together. This unique opportunity can be enjoyed in Paris until June 18th before the exhibition travels to Copenhagen and New York.