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Matisse!

In the Gallery

Get out of that gray cabin-fever funk, and hit the colorful new Met show.

“Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” which opened last week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, lives up to its exhibition title.

Despite becoming one of the great Masters of the universe, Henri Matisse (1869–1954), according to the museum, “questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work.” His goal: to “push further and deeper into true painting.” The exhibition presents this particular aspect of Matisse’s painting process by showcasing 49 vibrantly colored canvases. “For Matisse, the process of creation was not simply a means to an end but a dimension of his art that was as important as the finished canvas.”

The show runs through March 17th. For more details visit: metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/Matisse

 

 

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