Matisse's Mates

00:04:46 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Watch how the 'Blikopeners' try to recreate several artworks by Henri Matisse! Which isn't very easy..
Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style.

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The Blikopeners (young employees of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) make three attempts to re-create a real Matisse! We will see some fiercely painting, eager snipping, and there is even a bedroom scene with no less than six muses! The voice-over is provided by none other than Maxim Hartman, who will encourage you to become one of Matisse’s Mates by the end of the film. Share your own Matisse on Instagram #mattiesvanmatisse

Video credits

  • Produced by: Mals Media || Anna Jordans 
  • Direction: Raven Hilvering 
  • Camera: Floris Verweij 
  • Production assistent: Lian van Schaik 
  • Editing: Luuk van Stegeren 
  • Audio: Arne Höfer 
  • Voice-over: Maxim Hartman 
  • Blikopeners: Lateesha, Wessel, Chris, Aike, Luna en Marcus 
  • Special thanks to: Joy Rikkers, Peter C. van Graafeijland
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