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Category:Paintings
Date:1950s
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
France Apollon, 1953
Apollo
Gouache découpé, collage på vitmålat papper limmat på duk
327 x 423 cm
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Purchase 1968 with contribution from The Friends of Moderna Museet, The Gerard Bonnier Foundation and Carl-Bertel Nathhorst Scientific Foundation 
NMB 1944 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
Matisse's large collage is composed of clear-cut fields and playful shapes. Apollo, god of sun and light, is drawn in ink in the centre of the picture, surrounded by glittering water. Perhaps we can discern - in the curvaceous blue form - Daphne, who let herself be transformed into a tree to escape her pursuer. Perhaps, also, the folded yellow paper represents her soft skin turned into bark. The motif is outlined by the shape of a heart, and the columns on either side place it firmly in the classic era, but also evoke a tombstone. Apollo was Matisse's last major work.
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