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Matisse and the moderns

Henri Matisse The codomas 1947 from Jazz © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

The debut presentation of an important new acquisition for the Art Gallery of NSWJazz by Henri Matisse.

Arguably one of the most beloved artworks of the 20th century, Matisse’s Jazz communicates an exceptional sense of joy and freedom thanks to its originality, spontaneity, and intense colours. This illustrated book is based on collages that the artist made by cutting sheets of vividly coloured paper with scissors.

Also on display is a selection of related paintings and works on paper by other major European modernist artists drawn from the Gallery’s collection.