HOSTEL DES ARTISTES ROME BLOG

ARABESQUE & MATISSE: A FRENCH ENCOUNTER WITH THE ORIENT ON DISPLAY

By | March 7, 2015

Over one hundred masterpieces by French painter Henri Matisse will be on display in Rome until June 21st. Scuderie del Quirinale (a museum just opposite the house of the President of the Republic) is hosting indeed the exhibit “Matisse. Arabesque”, the title clarifing immediately on which aspect of the artist’s vibrant production we will guided through: the arabesque motifs, those geometric and undulating decorative patterns enriching the overall composition of a number of his paintings. Matisse derived these motifs from the Oriental culture, which he got to know by travelling to Morocco, Algeria, Russia, and by attending the International cultural milieu of 19-20th century Paris.
The exhibit is open every day but Mondays: Sunday to Thursday 10am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am – 10.30pm.
To get more info on tickets and directions don’t hesitate to ask us at Hostel Des Artistes!

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