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The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view an extensive selection of Matisse art in series and pairs; works that are only rarely exhibited together.

In collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Denmark has brought together a wide range of Matisse’s best paintings.

Doubles and variations as a method

The exhibition focuses on how Matisse would work systematically with repetition as a method. He repeatedly returned to subject matter he had previously addressed, testing its potential yet again. As he repeated such subjects he would vary the colours and techniques employed.

All stages of the artist’s development

The exhibition presents all the major phases of the artist’s development with a selection of works that spans the full range from Matisse’s production around 1900, when his method first took shape, to the late 1940s when he reached a final pinnacle with his painting.

Henri Matisse
Doubles and Variations
Kurator: Dorthe Aagesen