The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced its program for 2020, which includes a major Matisse exhibition called Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Parisfor its 2020-2021 summer exhibition as part of the Sydney International Art Series.
Established in 2010, the Sydney International Art Series has become a major event on the Sydney calendar with summer exhibitions at both the AGNSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, which in 2002-2021 will present the first major survey in Australia of American artist Doug Aitken.
Running from November 2020 to March 2021, Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Pariswill present over 100 works spanning six decades of the career of one of the world’s most popular, innovative and influential artists.
Henri Matisse, The sorrow of the king (La tristesse du roi), 1952, gouache on paper, cut and pasted, mounted on canvas, Centre Pompidou. Musée national d’art moderne. Photo © Philippe Migeat – Centre Pompidou
The Sydney-exclusive exhibition – which was five years in development and represents the largest collection of Matisse masterworks ever...