Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning
Joburgers – what are you doing this week? Over the weekend? Next week? To be honest, I don’t really care – because I’m telling you that you need to take an hour out of your schedule and go see the Matisse exhibition which is currently on at the Standard Bank Gallery in town.
The exhibition opened in July and it runs until September 17th, which is why I’m telling you that you need to get your butt there ASAP so that you don’t end up missing it. My mum and I went together and spent a couple of glorious hours learning about this incredible creative and wandering around between his artworks. We had previously see the gallery’s exhibitions on Picasso, Chagall, and Miró, so we had some pretty high expectations (Picasso’s exhibition in particular really affected me – I think I went back to see it about 3 times) and they were met – and exceeded.
The first major showcase of Matisse’s art on the African continent, the exhibition manages to span his entire career, showcasing pieces from his earliest sketches to the paper cut outs that took up most of his later years in life. It’s beautiful, and it’s interesting, and you should allow yourself the time to watch the videos from start to finish – you’ll learn so much about him just from that.
Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning runs at the Standard Bank Gallery until 17 September, and ENTRANCE IS FREE so you really don’t have any excuse not to get yourself down there and immerse yourself in his genius.
Visit the website for more info HERE.
Visit the gallery at: Corner of Simmonds St & Frederick St Johannesburg Central 2001