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May 17, 2021
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[Postponed] Matisse Free Form Exhibition

10:00–18:00 (Closed on Tuesdays)・Sep 15, 2021–Dec 13, 2021・The National Art Center, Tokyo 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Tokyo, this event is postponed until further notice. Visit their website for the latest up-to-date information. 

Henri Matisse — sculptor, printmaker and draughtsman — paved the road to the Fauvism movement with his intense abstraction and luminosity. The painter spent much of his “second life” tucked in his Nice atelier, where his less-rigorous paintings morph into exuberant cutouts made from high-chromed paper pasted into a white surface to retain its crisp character. An ode to his penchant for bright colors and monumental artistry, The National Art Center will display Matisse’s paper-cutting paintings that have long proliferate from one gallery to another. Among these masterpieces, “Flowers and Fruits” unveils for the first time in Japan. His vestments, architecture models and sculptures from the Matisse Museum in Nice, France, further explore the breadth of his brilliance

Image: Henri Matisse “Flowers and Fruits” 1952-1953, Nice Matisse Museum © Succession H. Matisse. Photo: François Fernandez

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