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Matisse–Bonnard: ‘Long Live Painting!’

Städel Museum, Frankfurt

13 Sep 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

The Städel museum presents two outstanding artists – Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard – in an exhibition that is the first in Germany to bring these key modern masters together. At the heart of the comprehensive exhibition is the friendship between the two French artists which lasted for over 40 years. Both painters shared a preference for the same subjects: interiors, still lifes, landscapes and the female nude. With a selection of more than 120 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, the exhibition offers new perspectives on the development of the European avant-garde from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the Second World War. A particular highlight are the two paintings the artists owned by one another, which will be shown together for the first time. Find out more about the ‘Matisse–Bonnard’ exhibition from the Städel Museum’s website.

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Nice, Cahier Noir (1918), Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the Städel Museum, © Succession H. Matisse 2017

Nice, Cahier Noir (1918), Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the Städel Museum. © Succession H. Matisse 2017

Das Fenster (1925), Pierre Bonnard. Courtesy of the Städel Museum © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Das Fenster (1925), Pierre Bonnard. Courtesy of the Städel Museum © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Liegender Akt auf weissblau kariertem Grund (c. 1909), Pierre Bonnard. Courtesy of the Städel Museum © VG Bild-Kunst, 2017

Liegender Akt auf weissblau kariertem Grund (c. 1909), Pierre Bonnard. Courtesy of the Städel Museum © VG Bild-Kunst, 2017

Pianist and Checker Players (1934), Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington © Succession H. Matisse 2017

Pianist and Checker Players (1934), Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington © Succession H. Matisse 2017

Large Reclining Nude (The Pink Nude) (1935), Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art © Succession H. Matisse 2017

Large Reclining Nude (The Pink Nude) (1935), Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art © Succession H. Matisse 2017

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