OKCMOA will be the exclusive North American venue for Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, which presents, for the first time outside Europe, highlights from one of the world’s preeminent collections of Modern Art.
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) dominated the art world during the first half of the twentieth century. A prolific, curious, and social artist, he was at the heart of artistic debates throughout his career. In turn, Matisse was the leader of the Fauve movement, a critical observer of Cubism, disciple and friend of Impressionist painters like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, master of an academy, and a major rival to Pablo Picasso. He fundamentally altered the course of Modern Art and deeply affected the work of younger generations.
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, is organized by the Centre Pompidou—Europe’s leading museum of Modern and Contemporary Art—in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will experience the full scope of Matisse’s extraordinary career through nearly fifty of his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, dating from the late nineteenth century to after World War II. In addition to these masterpieces, Matisse in His Time also features fifty additional major works by many of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, including iconic works by Picasso, as well as Renoir, André Derain, Georges Braque, Joan Miró, and Amedeo Modigliani.
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