10 facts about art revolutionary, Henri Matisse


Artist Henri Matisse once proved that creativity takes courage. The first major showcase in Africa of his artwork will take place at The Standard Bank Gallery from 13 July to 17 September in an exhibition titled Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning, but just who was Matisse? Matisse was born in France in 1869 and died at the age of 84. He started off in life as a lawyer before revolutionising the art world. He was frenemies with Pablo Picasso. They would often produce the same subjects and even sometimes works with the same titles… Read more

Image: MASTERPIECE: Grande tête de Katia, meaning ‘Large Head, Katia’ is exhibited at the Standard Bank Art Gallery