Wednesday Series

Matisse

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The career of the painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the most unique in twentieth-century art. Influenced by Symbolism, Cubism and, above all, Fauvism, he used colour and the simplification of form as his mode of personal expression, which was reflected in his paintings, as well as his lithographs, watercolours and wood engravings. Coinciding with the exhibition of his work, the Foundation organised a series of four concerts dedicated to the artist, who was also an amateur violinist. The series featured works predominantly by French composers (from Debussy to Messiaen, as well as Ravel, Satie and Milhaud), who may have shaped Matisse’s world of sound.

Concerts in this series