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Matisse & Picasso


Matisse & Picasso

13 December 2019 – 13 April 2020*


Matisse & Picasso is the story of friendship and rivalry between two of Europe’s greatest twentieth-century artists. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso met in 1906 and followed each other’s artistic achievements for more than 50 years.

This exhibition brings together masterpieces from collections across the world, and includes paintings that will be on display in Australia for the first time. It also includes drawings, prints, illustrated books and costumes by Matisse and Picasso from the national collection. Together, they reveal how and why these two icons of modern art mined each other’s work in order to enhance their own.

Matisse & Picasso is exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Premium sessions
Weekends 9.00 – 10.00am

Additional Experiences
Guided Tours
Join a gallery guide to discover more about the key Impressionist artists, their work and their predecessors. Exhibition Ticket required.
Weekdays: 10.30am, 11.00am, 12.noon, 2.00pm and 3.00pm
Weekends: 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

*Closed Christmas Day

[Pablo Picasso 'L'Arlesienne (Lee Miller)' 1937 Private international collection, ©️ Succession Picasso / Copyright Agency]

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