The paintings and drawings of contemporaries Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso offer an intriguing perspective into the pair of artists' influence on one another as well as their competition against each other. Inspired by the exhibition Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry at the Kimball Museum, this documentary studies the similarities in the work between Matisse and Picasso and the impact of their work on their bond of friendship.
Description by Kultur:
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) are the acknowledged twin giants of modern art, between them having originated many of the most significant innovations of twentieth-century painting and sculpture. This film is an encounter with the two pioneers, two adventurers in painting, who developed a close and complex relationship. With archive footage and photos and a wealth of examples of their work, the documentary traces the separate paths Matisse and Picasso followed, looks at their points of contact, and sheds light on how the genius of each artist nourished that of the other.
20th Century |
Art / Artists |