Tisser Matisse
From november 15th 2014 to march 8th 2015

The exposure “To weave Matisse” questions the border of painting and decorative arts in the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954). In 1946, when the manufacture of the Goblins orders from Matisse a tapestry, the artist hesitates then agrees to take up the challenge, that “to leave manufacture the 18th century”. Bathed in the profusion of the colors and the matters, the artist, born in a family from tisserands in Cateau-Cambrésis, grew in the middle of the embroidered flowers and of the printed arabesques of the fabrics which it collects all his life during. Of its travel to Morocco, in Oceania and to Tahiti, Matisse brings back hangings, carpets, typed and other fabrics, which are as many sources of inspiration from which it draws a decorative vocabulary and geometrical reasons. The memory of the fragments of Polynesian landscapes flashes back 15 years after, on the surface of its preparatory paperboards like that of Window in Tahiti paints in reminiscence of its hotel room in PAPEETE. The tapestry is also the occasion for Matisse to renew the classical practice of the painters - cartonniers by trying out his technique of the papers cut out with Oceania, the sea and Oceania, the sky. The exposure which gathers 70 works (oils on fabric, drawings, tapestries, etc) thus clarifies the genius of Matisse in a still ignored artistic practice.

 
DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITION :

Patrice DEPARPE

CATALOGUE BILINGUE


Conference
Saturday, November 15, 2014 of 10:00 to 12:30. On registration to the +33 (0) 3 59 73 38.

Cycle of conferences/mercredis of l' history of l' art
Wednesday of 14:30 to 16:30.
Free entry and free.
A workshop is proposed to the children from 4 to 12 years at the same hours.

Visits with accompanying notes
Visits with accompanying notes of l' exposure, preceded d' a course through the permanent collections: Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays at 14:30, Sunday with 10:30, visit additional during school holidays of the zone B each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 14:30.

DAYS TEACHERS
Mercredis 19 and 26/11 and Saturday the 22nd and 11/29/2014, 10:30 and 14:30.
On registration to the +33 (0) 3 59 73 38 03. Presentation, booked to the teachers, of l' exposure and of the teaching program. Workshops of artistic practice around l' exposure are organized with the same schedules for the children from 4 to 12 years.
Invitation colleges and high schools
Invitation nursery schools and primary educations

Tahiti II ou Fenêtre à Tahiti, 1936

Henri Matisse, Tahiti II ou Fenêtre à Tahiti, 1936, gouache sur toile. Donation de l’artiste en 1952.
Musée départemental Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis.
 © Succession H. Matisse - 2014. Photo Claude Gaspari


Ci-dessus : (en bannière)

Henri Matisse, Papeete ou Fenêtre à Tahiti I, 1935-1936, Huile sur toile Nice, musée Matisse Legs de Madame Henri Matisse, 1960
© Succession H. Matisse Photo François Fernandez

Henri Matisse, Fenêtre à Tahiti, deuxième étude, dessin à la mine de plomb, 1er janvier 1936, Saint Petersbourg, musée de l'Hermitage.

Henri Matisse, Tahiti II ou Fenêtre à Tahiti, 1936, gouache sur toile. Donation de l’artiste en 1952.
Musée départemental Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis.
© Succession H. Matisse - 2014. Photo Claude Gaspari





Tisser Matisse
From november 15th 2014 to march 8th 2015
Musée départemental Matisse
Palais Fénelon
Place du Commandant Richez
B.P. 70056
59360 Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Tél. +33(0)3 59 73 38 00
Fax. +33 (0)3 59 73 38 01