The exhibition includes the canvas The Red Workshop (1911) as well as six surviving paintings, three sculptures, and one ceramic by the author, the first reunion of these objects since they were together in Matisse's studio during the creation of The Red Workshop. A rich selection of archival materials, including photographs and letters, will reveal new information about the subject and history of the painting. The exhibition will also explore the radical nature of the painting's almost entirely red surface and present recent discoveries about the process of making it.
For many years after its creation, Henri Matisse's The Red Studio, which depicts the artist's workspace in the Parisian suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, was met with bewilderment or indifference. Today the painting is known as a seminal work of modern art and a milestone in the centuries-old tradition of studio painting.
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