02.02.2014 - 15.06.2014
Henri Matisse: Still Life with Sleeping Woman, 1940 Oil on Canvas - Washington, National Gallery of Art. © Succession H. Matisse, by SIAE 2013
Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara dedicates a grand retrospective to one of Modern art history's giants with Matisse, la figura. La forza della linea, l'emozione del colore, exhibit focusing on the female form.
The review, put on by Fondazione Ferrara Arte and composed of a selection of pieces from museums and private collections in every part of the world, sums up the artist himself by highlighting his masterful color alchemies, as well as his own particular sculptural and graphic elements.
Works on view include Self-Portrait (1900, Centre Pompidou in Paris), Portrait of André Derain (1905, The Tate in London), and works inspired by Matisse’s colleague, Paul Cézanne and by African sculpture – for instance, the Reclining Nude bronze (1907, Centre Pompidou).
Then, visitors should look for a couple milestones in Henri Matisse’s work from 1909: another bronze, La Serpentine; Nude with a White Scarf (oil on canvas, on loan from the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen); and The Bather (from the MoMA in New York).
Just as prolific was Matisse's post-War production, when he gave life to such extraordinary bronzes as Large Seated Nude (1922-29, Philadelphia Museum of Art) and paintings as Odalisque in Grey Trousers (1926-27, Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie). Not to be left out are Nymph in the Forest (1935-43, Nice, Musée Matisse), Still Life with Sleeping Woman (1940, Washington, National Gallery of Art), and countless other magnificent works.
Open everyday, including Mondays and holidays:
9 AM to 7 PM
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(Ticket Office Closes 6:30 PM)
Where: Palazzo Diamanti
Address: Corso Ercole I d'Este 21
Region: Emilia Romagna