News about the art | 17.jul.2012
Explore Matisse in new ways
The exhibition “Matisse – Doubles and Variations” brings together a range of absolute masterworks by Matisse from museums and private collections worldwide; works that are only very rarely allowed to travel.
Featuring 53 paintings, 15 drawings, and 22 photographs the exhibition presents all significant stages of the artist’s development. It includes works from Matisse’s production from around 1900, a time when his method first took shape, to works from the late 1940s when his painting reached a final acme.
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"...further and deeper into true painting"
The exhibition is about Matisse’s painting process. About how he worked systematically with repetition as a method. Matisse would frequently repeat the same motif while varying the colours and modes of expression. This prompted him to produce many pairs and series. To Matisse the objective was “to push further and deeper into true painting,” as he himself put it.
The exhibition juxtaposes a wide range of Matisse’s pairs and series; works that have not been presented together since they left the artist’s studio.
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Event of the year in Paris
No less than 495,000 visitors enjoyed the Matisse exhibition when it was shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris this spring – to great success. Beaux Arts Magazine said about the exhibition: “Satisfaction guaranteed. How could it be otherwise when you bring together so many paintings and drawings by Matisse?”
Now, visitors in Denmark also have the chance to experience what The Independent described as “A new exhibition … that goes further than any other in telling the story about what inspired him as an artist.”
- By: Ayoe Fridriksdottir