Joie de Vivre

This exhibition brings together a new collection of work by The Little Gallery's stable of New Zealand artists, inspired by Henri Matisse's painting, Le Bonheur de Vivre (The Joy of Life), 1905-6.

During its time Matisse’s painting sparked public outrage when first exhibited in the Salon des Indépendants, for its departure from traditionally accepted styles of painting. The work is now regarded as one of the foundations of modernism, marking a new direction for the future of painting.

The Little Gallery's artists were proposed to flesh out their own Joie de Vivre, whether in response to Matisse's original version, or their own visual representation of what 'joie de vivre' means to them.

This exhibition is a lively, vibrant array of colours and styles, bringing joy to visitors. 

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Last updated: 11 June 2019