Matisse’s Women: Four female muses who shaped the master


Henri Matisse’s Portrait de madame Matisse Collioure 1905.

As South Africa marks 60 years since the historic Women’s March to the Union Buildings, the Standard Bank Gallery raises a toast to an artist whose life brimmed with interesting and influential women – Henri Matisse.

Thousands of visitors have already marvelled at the Henri Matisse – Rhythm and Meaning exhibition, the first full-scale showcase of the French modernist’s work on the African continent. Art lovers have until September 17 to experience this rare and illuminating display of paintings, sculptures, prints and paper cutouts spanning 50 years. Continue reading

Don’t miss the Matisse exhibition in Johannesburg


Henri Matisse working on a brush and ink portrait in around 1946. Photo: Rogi Andre


The much anticipated Henri Matisse – Rhythm and Meaning exhibition opened at Johannesburg’s Standard Bank Gallery recently.

Art lovers can experience the genius and versatility of the French modernist master’s first exhibition in Africa for free and Standard Bank has also made available a free shuttle for patrons to attend the exhibition until September 17. Continue reading