Matisse at the Centre Pompidou

Matisse at the Centre Pompidou

On the occasion of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), the Center Pompidou pays tribute to him through an exhibition bringing together essential works that explore the entanglement of text / image within his work and offer a unique reading of his creation.

In 1942, Henri Matisse declared: "The importance of an artist is measured by the quantity of new signs that he will have introduced into plastic language. Throughout his career, he is this artist. Like all great creators, he gives birth to worlds without equivalents - these new plastic signs which he wishes for. His work, intended to upset the modern gaze, expressed itself through a variety of techniques that he tirelessly developed: painting, drawing, sculpture, illustrated books, and even this singular invention, rich in consequences for the artistic plan, of a drawing in the same color, with the cut out gouaches made at the end of his life.

From 13th May to 31st August, 2020 at Centre Pompidou