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MODERN MASTERS

Opera Gallery is pleased to present Modern Masters , an online exhibition featuring a curated selection of 15 museum quality paintings and works on paper by Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Kees Van Dongen, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti. This exhibition celebrates the spirit and genius of extraordinary artists whose insight and vision produced crowning achievements in Modern art and culture.These Modern Masters  strove to renew art, to liberate it both from copying nature and blind adherence to academic traditions. They formed the earliest avant-garde of the 20th century, which arose in France as a reaction to Impressionism. These artists turned to bright colours, deliberate chromatic contrasts, rough, passionate brushwork, simplified form, light and shade without half-tones and smooth transitions.Modern Masters is a journey of startling colour and form, groundbreaking endeavour, and bold leaps of the imagination;  it captures the ebullience, idealism and confidence of artists as they freed themselves from tradition. 

Alberto Giacometti

Buste (tête de profil)
1947
Oil on canvas
56 x 27,5 cm
22 x 10.9 in

Joan Miró

Tête
1967
India ink, watercolour and wax crayon on paper
69,7 x 99,9 cm
27.4 x 39.3 in

Pablo Picasso

Le Peintre et son modèle
1963
Oil on canvas
65 x 100 cm
25.6 x 39.4 in

Joan Miró

Femme, oiseaux
1977
Crayon and pastel on paper
39 x 48,3 cm
15.4 x 19 in

Pablo Picasso

Tête de faune barbu
1946
Watercolour, collage and pencil on paper
65,5 x 50,4 cm
25.8 x 19.8 in

Pablo Picasso

Nude woman leaning on pillows
1964
Oil on canvas
54 x 65 cm
21.3 x 25.6 in

Joan Miró

Tête, 27 February
1974
Oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm
28.7 x 36.2 in

Fernand Léger

Portrait de femme (Marguerite Lesbats)
1949
Oil on canvas
46 x 38 cm
18.1 x 15 in

Fernand Léger

Study for builders, circa
1950
Gouache, coloured crayon, brush, ink and pencil on paper
54,5 x 71,5 cm
21.5 x 28.1 in

Fernand Léger

L'Écuyère
1953
Gouache and India ink on paper
31 x 44 cm
12.2 x 17.3 in

Marc CHAGALL

Two Faced Couple,
1980
Oil, tempera and India ink on canvas
91,8 x 64,5 cm
36.1 x 25.4 in

Marc Chagall

L'Arrivée de la Reine de Saba,
1971-1972
Oil on canvas
111,1 x 83,8 cm
43.7 x 33 in

Henri Matisse

Femme et bouquets,
1940
Pencil on paper
52,5 x 40,5 cm
20.7 x 15.9 in

Kees van Dongen

Madame Flore Lesieur,
1939
Oil on canvas
112 x 92,2 cm
44.1 x 36.3 in

Henri Matisse

Farandole,
1938
Coloured crayon on paper
40,3 x 26 cm
15.9 x 10.2 in