David Hockney ‘s exhibition called Matisse-Hockney, un paradis retrouvé, will be one of the event exhibitions of the Biennale des Arts de Nice.
A unique exhibition
If you are currently in Nice, don’t miss the event of the moment: a superb exhibition drawing a parallel between the works of Henri Matisse and those of the Briton David Hockney. Not to be missed under any pretext ! As part of the Nice Art Biennale, the Matisse Museum presents a dialogue between David Hockney and Henri Matisse.
The Hockney-Matisse exhibition.Un Paradis retrouvé will open with the recent series of flowers painted on the Ipad, the first of which the artist has in store for us for the summer. More than face-to-face, surprising resonances are created which evoke universes common to the two artists, in particular this sensitive continuity between the space of the studio and its objects, the mental framework of creation, and the outside the landscape, of Nice, Tahiti or Los Angeles. The Côte d’Azur thus joins California through the themes of the swimming pool, the window and the lush garden. The hall in hall we understand that the work of David Hockney is never far from that of Matisse, in his designs with clean lines, in his landscapes inhabited by the movement and the body of the artist, in their Relationship to the model, and more general element in this common desire to embrace reality. Everywhere, this same requirement of the gaze of the painter who thinks the act of perception, explores it in these multiple possibilities, everywhere also this same desire for the color which delights us: a rediscovered paradise.
More than seventy works by David Hockney
This exhibition will bring together more than seventy works by David Hockney, from the 1960s to the present day, in dialogue with a selection of works by Henri Matisse from the collection of the Matisse museum, to which will be added exceptional loans and in particular those of the Fondation Beyeler and the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
Matisse Museum of Nice
164 arena avenue Nice, 06000
June 9 to September 18, 2022