New dates have been set for this huge Matisse exhibition coming to Sydney.
Originally planned to be on display earlier this year, the Art Gallery of NSW has finally been able to set new dates for the massive Matisse exhibition coming direct from Paris’ Centre Pompidou — Europe’s largest museum of modern art. (Featured image: Gandalf’s Gallery)
The exhibition titled Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces From the Centre Pompidou, Paris, will go on display on 20 November 2021 and run until 13 March 2022. Spanning six decades and tracing the development of Matisse’s style and technique, it will be the largest collection of work by the French artist to ever appear in Sydney.
A few of the notable inclusions of the Life and Spirit exhibition include the quite important early work Le Luxe I (1907), the masterpiece Decorative Figure On An Ornamental Ground (1925), and the famous self-portrait in the cut-out style that the artist created in the final years of his career The Sorrow Of The King (1952), seen below.
These three incredible masterpieces will be joined by more than 100 other works including drawings, sculptures, and more of his cut-outs in an attempt to thread a needle through Matisse’s long and exceptional career. Highlighting how his output progressed from his early adventures in colour to the distilled designs for his Vence chapel, this exhibition will reflect Matisse’s way of looking at the world.
Running alongside the exhibition from the Centre Pompidou, Matisse Alive will explore how Matisse’s influence can be felt across the 21st-century art world. Four new artistic projects by American Nina Chanel Abney, Australian Sally Smart, Pasifika-Australian Angela Tiatia and New Zealander Robin White will feature as part of the exhibition.
Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces From the Centre Pompidou, Paris joins a bumper year for Australian art aficionados with European Masterpieces From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art heading to Brisbane in June and European Masterpieces From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art on display in Canberra from March.