Exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces at the Art Gallery NSW, from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Discover the joy of Matisse through over 100 works spanning six decades

Matisse: Life & Spirit

Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
20 November 2021 – 13 March 2022

Major exhibition gallery
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

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Developed in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which holds an exceptional collection of works by the artist Henri Matisse, the exhibition is one of the greatest ever done in Sydney.

The exhibition of more 100 works also includes major loans from international institutions and private collections including The Lewis Collection, Musée Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis and the Musée de Grenoble, France.

Exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit Sydney © Art Gallery NSW
Exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces at the Art Gallery NSW, from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

More than 100 artworks by Henri Matisse

Comprising paintings, drawings, sculptures and a compelling presentation of the artist’s triumphant late ‘cut-outs’, the exhibition includes the mid-career masterpiece Decorative figure on an ornamental ground 1925; the majestic and monumental ‘self-portrait’, The sorrow of the king 1952, one of the largest of the cut-outs that the artist created in his late career; and one of Matisse’s most famous works from his series of cut-outs depicting the female form, Blue nude II 1952.

Matisse and France

The exhibition will take you on a journey through the artistic life of one of the most beloved and celebrated artists of the 20th century, but also through France where Henri Matisse got his inspiration like in Paris, Collioure, Nice at the Cote d'Azur, Lyon, Tahiti in French Polynesia...

The exhibition is wonderful to visit and will inpire you for future cultural travels to France.

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