Henri Matisse’s granddaughter evokes the journey of her grandfather on the centenary of his visit to the Alhambra
This morning, the granddaughter of the French painter Henri Matisse, Jacqueline Matisse, visited the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, where she visited the exhibition called Matisse and the Alhambra (1910-2010), dedicated to her grandfather on the occasion of the centenary of his visit to this Monument on 11 December. The exhibition has been organised by the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife and the Spanish State Agency for Cultural Commemorations (SECC), in collaboration with the “laCaixa” Foundation.
More than 80,000 persons have visited the Exhibition Matisse and the Alhambra (1910-2010) at the Museum of Fine Arts of Granada in the upper floor of the Palace of Charles V, since its opening ceremony on 15 October until today. The exhibition will close on 28 February 2011. It recreates Matisse’s journey to Spain, Andalusia and the Alhambra, where he was on 9, 10 and 11 December 1910, as well as the fascination he felt for the Oriental world after his visit to the Nasrid Monument.
María del Mar Villafranca, Director-General of the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, and Francisco Jarauta, Full Professor of Philosophy, University of Murcia, are the curators of the exhibition, which recreates the journey of the French painter Henri Matisse, whose centenary will be celebrated soon.
The visitors to the exhibition will have free admission and there will be an educational program with guided tours for school children and interested general public. Further information is available at the PAG office in the Corral del Carbón, Mariana Pineda street, or by calling (+34) 958 575 126. The exhibition Matisse y la Alhambra (1910-2010) is open to those interested from Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 to 18:00, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 to 20:00. It is also possible to join a free guided tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 16:00-17:00 and 17:15-18:15.