Matisse: Drawing Life

Exclusive to Brisbane ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ is a major exhibition of works on paper by Henri Matisse and includes more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books. Presented in partnership with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, this will be the definitive exhibition of works on paper by one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 03 December 2011 to Sunday 04 March 2012

Matisse: Drawing Life image Henri Matisse gravant 1900 image La Pleureuse 1900/1903 image Patitcha souriante (Patitcha smiling) 1947 image

Published by GAGOMA on Thursday 06 October 2011.
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Exploring the themes and subjects to which Matisse repeatedly returned throughout his long career, the exhibition will provide a unique insight into the artist’s daily practice of drawing.

Curated by Céline Chicha-Castex, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Prints, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and independent Paris-based curator Emilie Ovaere-Corthay, the exhibition brings together works from several international museums as well as private collections to explore the extraordinary range and depth of Matisse’s engagement with the graphic mark.

Fifth Anniversary Celebrations
This exhibition coincides with the fifth anniversary of the Gallery’s iconic second site, GoMA, which has become a national cultural hub for modern and contemporary art and ideas. This will be one of several exhibitions marking GoMA’s fifth anniversary at the end of 2011.