Matisse & Picasso
Matisse & Picasso traces one of the most fascinating and turbulent friendships in the history of modern art. The two artists felt that the other was their only real competition. Throughout their lives. Each used the other to inspire them to reach new creative heights. Gathering more than 200 paintings. Sculptures. Drawings. Prints. Books and costumes from 40 international collections including the Picasso Museum. The Tate London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition begins with Picasso’s arrival in Paris and his first meeting with the older and respected Matisse. It traces their relationship from curiosity to competition and finally. The respect. “No one has ever looked at Matisse’s work as thoroughly as I have. And him to me. ” Said Picasso on the death of his friend in 1954.
NGA – Parkes Pl Parkes Canberra 2600 (Australia)
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