The capital of Austria, Vienna is one of the most outstanding centers of culture and art in Middle Europe. We can say that the Austrian capital’s most important museum is the Albertina Museum. The famous institution in Vienna has several temporary and permanent exhibitions; the Matisse exhibition belongs to the first version. It is available between 20 September 2013 and 12 January 2014 and it shows Matisse’s and his contemporaries, the fauvists’ works on a high level.
Henri Matisse and his partners showed up at the 3rd Autumn Salon in Paris with rough-and-ready, but very colorful paintings. In 1905 art lovers’ critics weren’t too positive, the works of Matisse and his friends actually shocked the audience instead it have impressed them. We can origin the expression, fauves or wild animals from this shock, after that the name of the style was born from it: fauvism. Nevertheless, modern painting would be very different from what we can see today without fauvism; moreover it was the 20th century’s first avant-garde endeavor.
The exhibition in the Albertina is unique in every way, because it’s not only the first time, you can see Matisse’s and his contemporaries’ works in the Austrian capital, but this is the first time, the whole Middle European area can enjoy fauvists’ interesting masterpieces.
Besides Henri Matisse visitors can see André Derain’s, Maurice de Vlaminck’s, Georges Braque’s and Kees van Dongen’s fantastic paintings too. If you are in Vienna between 20 September 2013 and 12 January 2014, you couldn’t skip the Albertina Museum and Matisse’s and the fauvists’ amazing exhibition.