The 3 M-s: Matisse, Maugin and Marquet

On a visit to the Matisse Museum in Nice last week, I picked up Hillary Spurling’s “The Unknown Matisse”.  After Matisse failed the Beaux Art exam for the second time, he entered the Ecole des Art Decoratif to attain a teaching certificate. There he met Henri Mauguin and Albert Marquet, with whom he worked side by side, sharing ideas, critiquing each others work and being generally supportive of one another. I was much less familiar their work than with Matisse‘s and wanted to share it with you here. The parallels to Matisse’s work are apparent.




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Matisse Museum in Nice, France

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