News of: Friday, April 02 2010,
Yesterday, the famous work 'The Dance' by Henri Matisse arrived in the Hermitage museum in Amsterdam.
From Thursday April1 the painting Dance by Henri Matisse will be included in the exhibition Matisse to Malevich, Pioneers of modern art from the Hermitage.
Dance, which will be seen at the Hermitage Amsterdam only until 9 May, has never previously been displayed in the Netherlands. It is one of the icons of art history and comes from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. It is rarely loaned out. Very recently the Ministry of Culture in Moscow gave permission for Dance to be loaned to the Hermitage Amsterdam for six weeks. This monumental painting, measuring 260 x 391 centimetres, is an important addition to the exhibition. Its innovative and unconventional design makes this a key work in Matisse’s oeuvre.
For more information, see The Hermitage Amsterdam website.
Dance by Henri Matisse