Drawing at the Museum!
October 21st – December 31st 2010
The exhibition drawing at the Museum showcases an original comic book treatment, entitled Matisse Manga (published by Les Enfants Rouges, September 2010) by Christophe Girard, which features visitors of the Matisse Museum and its collections.
During the Summer of 2009, Christophe Girard, comic book writer and drawing teacher at the Villa Thiole, the municipal school of plastic arts in Nice, spent a month at the Matisse museum watching and drawing its visitors. These drawings became his 51 ink and watercolor boards featuring the visitor as the main character. His black and white vision, full of artistry and humor, is supported by the Matisse heirs.
Matisse Manga is sold at the RMN bookstore of the Matisse Museum.
Exhibition space of Drawing at the Museum! :
Matisse Manga book signing by Christophe Girard:
The Matisse Museum has chosen to invite a comic book artist in the framework of its search for new audiences. It aims at finding new opportunities, as other museums have done (such as the Louvre since 2005), to showcase its collections in the original format of comic book art.