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Matisse : in his time : masterworks of modernism from the Centre Pompidou
Publication Information:
Paris : Centre Pompidou, [2016]
Physical Description:
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Catalog of the exhibition "Matisse in his time : Masterworks of modernism from the Centre Pompidou, 24 Ore Cultura and Oklahoma City Museum of Art, June 18 to September 18, 2016.

Essays by Cécile Debray, Michael J. Anderson, Anna Hiddleston, Claudine Grammont, Assia Quesnel, and Elsa Urtizverea.

The catalogue is generously supported by Nancy and George Records. Additional catalogue support provided by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
Introduction -- The Moreau group -- Fauvism -- North Pole, South Pole Matisse and Cubism -- The years in Nice : Reinterpretations -- The painter of Odalisques -- The search for the line : Matisse and surrealism -- Painting the painting : Matisse's studios -- Matisse, Renoir, and the Barnes' dance -- Modernism : the turnaround in the 1930s -- Matisse's legacy to abstract art : the final years -- Matisse the art collector -- Matisse in his time : letters, statements, and recollections.
The exhibition Matisse in his Time, and this accompanying catalogue, present a selection of works belonging to the Musée national d'art moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The masterpieces gathered here are presented in the artistic context of their time, and compared with other masterpieces from the same collection - Picasso to Viallat passing by Braque, Léger, Dufy, Renoir and Bonnard. What is being proposed here is not, therefore, the master of Dance isolated in his ivory tower, but a Matisse in connection with his time, through his friendships, the abundant and fruitful exchanges with his contemporaries.