Already in the artistic vanguard by the time of World War I, Matisse continued to push himself and his art in new directions. Learn about his inventive techniques and his engagement with a wide range of sources, including the work of Courbet, Monet, and Renoir. Focus on Matisse’s paintings in the years between the Great War and World War II as he experimented with familiar subjects, always finding something new.

Katie Hanson, assistant curator, Art of Europe

Above: Henri Matisse, Vase of Flowers, 1924. Oil on canvas. Bequest of John T. Spaulding. © 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. 48.577

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