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Henri Matisse, Polynesia, the sky (Polynésie, le ciel), 1946, gouache on paper, cut and pasted, mounted on canvas, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne, from Mobilier national et Manufactures des Gobelins, de Beauvais et de la Savonnerie since 1975 AM 1975-DEP 13. © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency 2021. Photo: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Bertrand Prévost / Dist RMN-GP

As part of the Sydney International Art Series 2021–22, the major exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris at the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents the extraordinary range and depth of art by Henri Matisse, one of the world’s most beloved, innovative and influential artists.

The largest exhibition of the artist’s masterworks ever to be seen in Sydney, Matisse: Life & Spirit has been developed by the Art Gallery of NSW in collaboration with France’s leading modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, which holds a world-renowned collection of Matisse’s work. This comprehensive exhibition will also include major loans from international institutions and private collections including The Lewis Collection, Musée Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis and the Musée de Grenoble, France.

Featuring more than 100 works of brilliant colour and inventiveness, Matisse: Life & Spirit is an inspirational journey through the art and life of one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Continue reading MATISSE : LIFE & SPIRIT, THE AGNSW’S FIRST MAJOR MATISSE EXHIBITION