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Matisse and the Fauves

Henri Matisse: <EM>Gypsy Woman</EM>, 1905/06Oil on canvasMusée national d’Art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, ParisPhoto: Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist.RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat© Succession H. Matisse/VBK, Vienna 2013
Henri Matisse: Gypsy Woman, 1905/06
Oil on canvas
Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Photo: Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist.
RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat
© Succession H. Matisse/VBK, Vienna 2013
Matisse and the Fauves
VIENNA  •  Albertina  •  Ongoing
The Albertina presents around 160 works by Henri Matisse and the fauvists. Henri Matisse was the head and the spokesman of the fauves. Together with his group of artists, he caused a stir in 1905 at the 3rd Paris Autumn Salon. Their paintings literally roared from the walls. The public was appalled by the violent, apparently hastily applied brush strokes and the colourful, intensely luminous colours. The motif was secondary; what counted was expression. In addition to the famous paintings, the exhibit demonstrates that Matisse and the fauves also strived for expression and intensity in their bronzes, ceramics, stone sculptures and furniture. Fauvism lasted only two years, but was, as the first avant garde movement of the 20th century.

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Contact: Albertina
Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Tel: (43) 1 534 83-0

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