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Matisse: In Search of True Painting—An Exploration of Matisse’s Painting Process



Henri Matisse (1869–1954): <EM>Young Sailor I</EM>, 1906Oil on canvas; 39 1/4 x 32 in. (99.7 x 81.3 cm)Collection of Sheldon H. Solow© 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Henri Matisse (1869–1954): Young Sailor I, 1906
Oil on canvas; 39 1/4 x 32 in. (99.7 x 81.3 cm)
Collection of Sheldon H. Solow
© 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Matisse: In Search of True Painting—An Exploration of Matisse’s Painting Process
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  The Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse.  Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work.  He used his completed canvases as tools, repeating compositions in order to compare effects, gauge his progress, and, as he put it, “push further and deeper into true painting.”  While this manner of working with pairs, trios, and series is certainly not unique to Matisse, his need to progress methodically from one painting to the next is striking.  Matisse: In Search of True Painting presents this particular aspect of Matisse’s painting process by showcasing 49 vibrantly colored canvases.

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