Matisse and Picasso,

the comedy of the model

23 June - 29 September 2018

Musée Matisse de Nice (France)


Matisse and Picasso,  the comedy of the model
Hélène Adant - Matisse dessine Lydia, Le Régina, Nice, v. 1952, tirage d’après fichier numérique © Fonds Hélène Adant, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Mnam/Cci, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Photo : © Fonds Hélène Adant, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris


The exhibition at the Musée Matisse in Nice is part of the Picasso-Méditerranée international cultural programme whose aim is to strengthen the links between institutions on all sides of the Mediterranean. For this occasion, the Museum benefits from the exceptional loan of forty artworks from the Musée national Picasso-Paris, along with one hundred and twenty prestigious loans of artworks by both Matisse and Picasso, coming from public institutions and private collections.

 Matisse et Picasso, la comédie du modèle is structured around four thematic sections, presenting in addition to the Museum’s collection, one hundred and y odd paintings, sculptures and graphic works by Matisse and Picasso. A photographic section compares the two artists at work in their respective studios, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. The exhibition is complemented by a presentation of archival documents: letters, exhibition catalogues, reviews and films, illustrating the history of their relationship.

 Matisse et Picasso, la comédie du modèle is the leading exhibition in an impressive cultural line-up organized by the city of Nice in 2018, proof of the artistic dynamism out in place by Christian Estrosi, the Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area and Vice President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. This exhibition has received the prestigious ‘National Exhibition of Interest’ label for 2018, awarded by the Minister of Culture, Françoise Nyssen.

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