Jason Vrooman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He currently lives in Paris, where he is researching and writing his dissertation on Nabi representations of masculinity.
Now at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Matisse. Paires et séries is a small jewel box of an exhibition, studded with fifty-four paintings, thirty-four drawings, and five collages. Rich, intelligent, and uncluttered, it is that rare understated blockbuster that encourages close looking and deep thinking about the creative process. I left it inspired to view [...]