Matisse – Godon (New York – Tahiti) : Architecture of dreams
- Dated: December 2017
- Media: Idole culture
Architecture of dreams
The Matisse Departmental Museum of Le Cateau-Cambrésis regularly extends invitations to exhibit to contemporary artists, reinjecting life into its own collections and offering a resonating and contrasting perspective of the works of Matisse with Herbin, Miro, Chagall, Giacometti… This year the museum has given Alain Godon free rein on the theme of and the importance of travel in Matisse’s work. The trip to Tahiti, which underpins this exhibition, played a vital role in Matisse’s life, notably giving rise a few years later to the creation of his paper cut-outs. Setting out to uncover a rite of passage undertaken 77 years earlier by the grand master, Henri Matisse, Godon too takes us with him into his “Architecture of Dreams”.