15th june – 17th october 2019
In summer 2019 the Sorrento Foundation will propose in the prestigious venue of Villa Fiorentino, a major exhibition dedicated to HENRI MATISSE, with particular focus upon the strict relationship of the Master’s art with the theatre and in general towards its scenographic side and creations of "effect".
First international celebration event of 150 years since the birth of the great XXeth century Master, born in Cateau Cambresis on December 31st, 1869, the exhibition presents over 100 works, paintings, drawings, graphic works, sculptures and furnishing accessories. The artpieces come from the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso of Münster, from the Musées Matisse of Nice and Cateau Cambresis, from private collections, from the heirs of the painter and from the Collection Lambert of Avignon.
The project is coordinated by the lawyer Gaetano Milano Managing Director of the Sorrento Foundation and the Chairman Gianluigi Aponte. Prof. Markus Müller, director of the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso of Münster, Germany, and Prof. Gabriele Accornero, cultural management expert and CEO of BRIDGECONSULTINGpro, are the curators.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue Fondazione Sorrento Editions as well as a merchandising line. In-depth meetings with Matisse experts are also planned.
Further details will follow in the next weeks.
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