With some 230 works, this is the most extensive survey of Matisse’s work in France since the great centenary display at the Grand Palais in 1970. Drawing on a number of important loans – among them the monumental Still Life with Aubergines (1911) from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Grenoble – the exhibition considers the importance of language and literature in shaping his ideas. It extends from his early career, when through Fauvism he sought to radically simplify what he described as the ‘language of art’, through his illustrations of Mallarmé’s poems in the 1930s, culminating in his late, calligraphic collages. Find out more from the Pompidou’s website.
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