Henri Matisse, La Conversation (The Conversation), 1938. Oil on canvas. SFMOMA, Bequest of Mr. James D. Zellerbach. 93.149. © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction, including downloading of Henri Matisse works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
This single-gallery installation features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes by Henri Matisse from the internationally acclaimed collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by four important paintings and drawings from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. The exhibition traces four decades of Matisse's career, from a still life inspired by Paul Cézanne to his richly patterned depictions of interiors.