Art Group

About this event :

Matisse_GianaddaThe Art Group will be visiting the exhibition Matisse In His Time at the Gianadda Foundation in Martigny on 28 September. We will meet at the entrance at 14:15. For those of you who would like to be part of this visit, please sign up here or let Alison King know at Margaret Ellison will be away.
Tickets cost CHF 16 for seniors, or CHF 18 [group rate].

Matisse was French, born in 1869, and was primarily known for his painting. However, he was also a sculptor, printmaker and draughtsman. His use of colour as an expressive language won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. Along with Picasso and Duchamp, Matisse is regarded as an artist who revolutionised artistic expression, and yet by the 1920’s he was also seen as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. Matisse dominated the art scene in the first half of the 20th Century.

The Gianadda exhibition promises to be a treat. It comprises 50 paintings loaned by the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and is divided into 9 sections covering Matisse’s artistic development through painting and sculpture, alongside works of other contemporary artists with whom he exchanged ideas.

Your host : Pippa