Sounds like an oxymoron -- Matisse was such a sophisticated man, why would the city of the Alamo, the long-horn cows, and BBQ in all shapes and style be interested in the French painter's work, one wonders? But thanks to the effort of the San Antonio's Museum of Art, the blues, the pinks and the yellow palette of the great master are on display in the very cool (in all senses) art building on Jones Street until Sept. 7.
Primarily famous for his paintings, Matisse was also a sculptor and a printmaker. One of the three main artists, with Picasso and Duchamp, regarded as the definers pioneers of the revolutionary plastic arts of the 20th century, they were also recognized as masters of modern arts.
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