Roppongi Reinvented: An Area Guide
Tokyo’s notorious nightlife district, once sy...
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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