Overview

  • Date

    30. August - 08. December 2019

    Sun, Tue, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 18:00
    Wed, Thu 10:00 - 20:00
  • Contact

    Kunsthaus Zürich
    Heimplatz 1
    8001 Zürich
    Phone +41 (0)44 253 84 84
    kunsthaus.ch

    Check Availability

Intro

An unknown side of the French master

During his lifetime, Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) was already hailed as both a revolutionary painter and the inventor of the cut-outs. Far less known, however, is that he also modelled in clay and plaster and was keen to be recognized for his work as a sculptor. The four bronze bas-reliefs that make up ‘Back (I–IV)’ are not only his most important creations in the medium but also a milestone in modern

sculpture.

This exhibition focuses on the artistic method Matisse brought to bear in almost all his principal sculptures: starting out from a seemingly naturalistic approach, his figures progressed through increasing degrees of abstraction that culminated in radical stylization. At the same time he captured the key ‘states’ as sculptures in their own right, laying bare the workings of his creative process. As if by metamorphosis, his bronzes are transformed from a natural to an abstract form. There are parallels with this process in his paintings and drawings, and the exhibition explores the relationship between them for the first time.

Matisse’s various sources of inspiration – nude photographs, originals from African art and Antiquity – as well as photographs showing the artist at work on his sculptures complete a focused presentation that sheds light on a lesser-known side of the French master.

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Contact address
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
8001 Zürich
044 253 84 84
044 253 84 97
info@kunsthaus.ch
044 253 84 33
Event Homepage http://www.kunsthaus.ch
Video http://www.youtube.com/v/ZuV4NKubkSM
Arrival
Zürich, Kunsthaus: Tram 3 / Tram 5 / Tram 9 / Bus 31
Opening hours
Closed on Monday
Public Holidays: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (except 25 December 2019: closed)
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Event dates

  • 15 October 2019
  • 16 October 2019
  • 17 October 2019
  • 18 October 2019
  • 19 October 2019
  • 20 October 2019
  • 22 October 2019
  • 23 October 2019
  • 24 October 2019
  • 25 October 2019
  • 26 October 2019
  • 27 October 2019
  • 29 October 2019
  • 30 October 2019
  • 31 October 2019
  • 01 November 2019
  • 02 November 2019
  • 03 November 2019
  • 05 November 2019
  • 06 November 2019
  • 07 November 2019
  • 08 November 2019
  • 09 November 2019
  • 10 November 2019
  • 12 November 2019
  • 13 November 2019
  • 14 November 2019
  • 15 November 2019
  • 16 November 2019
  • 17 November 2019
  • 19 November 2019
  • 20 November 2019
  • 21 November 2019
  • 22 November 2019
  • 23 November 2019
  • 24 November 2019
  • 26 November 2019
  • 27 November 2019
  • 28 November 2019
  • 29 November 2019
  • 30 November 2019
  • 01 December 2019
  • 03 December 2019
  • 04 December 2019
  • 05 December 2019
  • 06 December 2019
  • 07 December 2019
  • 08 December 2019

Contact

Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
8001 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)44 253 84 84
Fax +41 (0)44 253 84 33
info@kunsthaus.ch
kunsthaus.ch

Date

30. August - 08. December 2019

Sun, Tue, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Wed, Thu 10:00 - 20:00

Contact

Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
8001 Zürich
Phone +41 (0)44 253 84 84
kunsthaus.ch

Check Availability

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