Colorful Matisse Interiors
Aaron Able
Sep 27, 2010

On a recent visit to the Museum of Modern Art I was reminded of my love of Matisse interiors — graphic, colorful and rich. The interior paintings pictured here are just a small part of the detailed examination of Matisse's evolution as an artist in the current exhibition Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917. With examples that include, sculptures, sketches, prints and paintings, this exhibition chronologically examines the point in Matisse's young career in Paris — between his time in Morocco and Nice.

The exhibition is oganized by both MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago and includes works from both collections.

1. The Piano Lesson 1916. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund.
2. Goldfish and Palette 1914
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift and Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx
3. The Window, 1916. The Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase.

Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917
The Museum of Modern Art | 11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York 10019
July 18 - October 11, 2010

Images: courtesy of MoMA

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