Exposition – Tom Wesselmann. After Matisse

Exhibition

From 24 February to 29 May 2023

From 24/02 to 29/05/2023, daily.

The work of Henri Matisse was an essential source of inspiration for the American artist Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004).

Through a selection of twenty-five works, the exhibition "Tom Wesselmann. After Matisse" traces this admiration, which is expressed in many ways, from his first collages in 1959 to his ultimate works, the Sunset Nudes of the 2000s.
With the Great American Nudes series of 1961-1962, Wesselmann transformed the Matissian odalisque into a pop icon. Subsequently, Matisse's work remained an essential reference for him in his search for visual efficiency and image saturation, an artist he deeply admired. In its presentation, the exhibition focuses on showing Wesselmann in the studio, understanding his elaborate technique of collage or volume drawing, which always gives great importance to the question of scale, from the smallest formats to vast realizations.
The exhibition is supported by the Galerie Almine Rech and the Estate Tom Wesselmann.

Curator: Claudine Grammont, Director of the Musée Matisse Nice

  • Musée Matisse
    164 avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
    06000 Nice
    FRANCE

  • 04 93 81 08 08

See the website

Contact the establishment

Newsletter

Sign up now to get a sneak preview of exclusive offers, new experiences and all the news about Nice.

  • Book your accommodation on-line

    Make the most of our booking platform to check availability and compare rates of the different types of accommodation in Nice Côte d’Azur! To help you prepare your stay, we offer a...

Activities

Boat trips, parasailing, gourmet tours, hikes in the hinterland or introduction to canyoning…..

Make your choice and book on line.

Book your visit or activity

  • Sorties en bateau

    Boat trips

    Cruise along the coast and admire Nice Côte d’Azur from the sea Take to the sea and enjoy a unique experience onboard a boat. For a coastal area trip to discover marine...

  • Nature and sensations

    With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Nice Côte d’Azur is the ideal destination for outdoor activities! Whether you are a novice or an experienced sportsman, set off on an adventure!A...

Guided tours

Boat trips, parasailing, gourmet tours, hikes in the hinterland or introduction to canyoning…..

Guided walking tours, electric bike tours, Segway tours, bike taxi, minibus or tourist train tours….

Book your visit online

Book your visit

  • Château de l'Anglais Nice

    Guided visits with a qualified guide-lecturer

    Nice Côte d’Azur has a thousand and one surprises in store… Its monuments, its churches, its gardens, its walking paths, but also its museums, its artists, its traditions, its local crafts, and...

  • Visites découvertes

    Discovery tours

    Book an original excursion and discover the hidden treasures of Nice Côte d’Azur Guided tours and discovery walks are accessible to all. On foot, by bike, perched on the roof of a...

FRENCH RIVIERA PASS

Visit more and spend less!

With the French Riviera Pass, make the most of free access to over 50 sites and attractions for 24, 48 or 72 hours with or without the transport option.

 

BUY YOUR FRENCH RIVIERA PASS

  • French Riviera Pass

    French Riviera Pass

    Make your life easier and save money during your holidays in Nice Côte d’Azur! For a 100% discovery holiday, don’t hesitate to get the French Riviera Pass. This is a unique card...

Our special offers

Choose your “all-inclusive” offer according to the theme, the number of persons and the duration of your stay.

Book your stay

  • My gay-friendly trip

    Explore Nice Côte d’Azur during a gay-friendly trip. On the coastal area, beaches, bars, and discos welcome you in all simplicity for a festive holiday rich in new encounters. Live all year...