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                        The largest part of the exhibition concentrates on works produced between 1907 and 1917, when the
                        painters were in open competition and created some of the finest art of the twentieth century. In this
                        period, the impact of Picasso’s Cubism is clearly evident in Matisse’s work. Beginning in 1917, Matisse
                        spent more time in Nice and reverted to a more intimate, introspective, and naturalistic manner.
                        Picasso stayed mostly in Paris and was working in diverse styles and experiencing a succession of
                        new social and aesthetic worlds. The Surrealist ethos, which Picasso did so much to foster, served
                        to further distance the two artists. Yet they continued to study each other’s work and respond to
                        each other in new ways. By the 1930s, their fame drew them increasingly together.  Matisse

                                                                                henri maTisse
                                                                                View of collioure
                                                                                oil on canvas
                                                                                36 ¼ x 25 ¾”
                                                                                (92 x 65.5 cm)
                                                                                The meTroPoliTan museum of arT, new York
                                                                                Jacques and naTasha gelman collecTion, 1998
                                                                                © 2003 succession h. maTisse/
                                                                                arTisTs righTs socieTY (ars), new York

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