Introduction to the Musée Matisse in Cateau-Cambrésis
On 20 October Patrice Deparpe will visit the National Gallery of Denmark to provide a detailed introduction to the Musée Matisse in Cateau-Cambrésis, France; the birthplace of Matisse. The artist founded the museum himself when he gave the city a gift of 82 works of art in 1952.
Today the Musée Matisse in Cateau-Cambrésis acts as a tool for cultural development and has settled on an objective that is perfectly in keeping with Matisse’s own ambitions: "I endeavour to create art that can be grasped by any spectator, regardless of what culture they carry with them.”
The museum’s rich collections number approximately 170 works and include all of Matisse’s fields of activity – paintings, decoupage, drawing, and sculpture.
About the lecturer
Patrice Deparpe obtained his degree in 1991 (Art History and Photography); since 2010 he has been deputy director at the Musée Matisse in Cateau-Cambrésis.
The lecture has been arranged in co-operation with The French Institute in Denmark, which has also provided financial support.
PLEASE NOTE: The lecture will take place in English and French (via an interpreter).