The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and
Culture was born from the will of President Georges Pompidou to create in the
heart of Paris an original cultural institution entirely dedicated to modern
and contemporary creation, where visual arts would be side by side with
theater, music, cinema, books, speech activities. Its collections include artworks by Gorgio de
Chirico, René Magritte, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock and more contemporary
artists such as Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Lucio Fontana and Yves Klein.
On the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), the Centre Pompidou is paying tribute to him through an exhibition of must-see works that explore the text/image entanglement within his work and offer a singular reading of his creation....