The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts is opening its first large-scale exhibition of the works of Henri Matisse on Thursday, showing over 150 works encompassing the artist’s 60-year career, organisers told a press conference on Wednesday. The show runs until October 16.
The museum’s director, László Baán, said 2022 was the museum’s “strongest” year yet, with shows of Cezanne, Bosch, Matisse and El Greco filling the season.
Curator Dávid Fehér said the exhibition entitled The Colour of Ideas — Masterpieces of the Paris Centre Pompidou, mounts works from all main periods of the artist’s corpus, from the early experiments to his late gouache paper cut-outs.
Curator Aurelie Verdier of the Centre Pompidou noted that the centre is home to one of the most significant Matisse collections, and the Budapest exhibition aims to give a comprehensive view of the artist’s oeuvre.