The oasis of Matisse at Stedelijk, Amsterdam

From 27 March to 16 August 2015, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum presents a Matisse retrospective – the first on show in the Netherlands for more than 60 years. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) always sought to evoke brightness and joy with the simplest possible means, yet his work takes many forms, has an abundance of motifs and uses various media: nudes, potted plants, idyllic landscapes; colourful fabrics, carpets and, of course, his famous cut-outs. At the heart of this retrospective is one of the Stedelijk’s most popular Matisse works: the monumental cut-out The Parakeet and the Mermaid. The iconic artwork is presented alongside other cut-outs and rarely-exhibited works in fabric and stained glass. Buy your ticket HERE

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