Matisse. Cahiers d’art, le tournant des années 30

Musée de l’Orangerie, Parijs – 1 march – 29 may, 2023

Henri Matisse was one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, and his work continues to inspire and captivate viewers today. From March 1st to May 29th, 2023, the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris is hosting an exhibition titled “Matisse. Cahiers d’art, le tournant des années 30” which explores Matisse’s pivotal role in the art world during the 1930s.

The exhibition focuses on Matisse’s relationship with the influential art journal Cahiers d’art, which was founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos. Matisse contributed to the journal throughout its early years, and his work was featured in many of its issues. During the 1930s, Matisse’s work underwent a significant transformation, and he began to experiment with new styles and techniques. The exhibition explores this period of Matisse’s career, highlighting the ways in which his work evolved during this time.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of works by Matisse, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Some of the most important pieces in the exhibition include Matisse’s famous paper cutouts, which he began creating in the late 1930s. These cutouts were a departure from Matisse’s earlier work, and they represented a significant shift in his artistic style.

The exhibition also features works by other artists who were featured in Cahiers d’art during the 1930s, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Joan Miró. These works provide a broader context for Matisse’s work during this period and highlight the ways in which he was influenced by his contemporaries.

Overall, “Matisse. Cahiers d’art, le tournant des années 30” is an excellent opportunity for art lovers to explore one of the most important periods in Matisse’s career. The exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into the ways in which Matisse’s work evolved during the 1930s, and it offers a unique perspective on his relationship with Cahiers d’art. Whether you’re a die-hard Matisse fan or simply curious about modern art, this exhibition is definitely worth a visit.

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