2020 New Year with Matisse

The Hermitage celebrated the new year - and the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth - with a stunning display of Henri Matisse's Jazz, the artist's book based on a mixture of decoupages (cut-outs) and lithographed text. It is the latest in the series of exhibitions of artists' book (livres d'artiste) organised by a team in the Prints Department.  This unique opportunity to see the pages of the book literally papering the walls of a room in the General Staff Building sets a high bar for exhibitions at the Hermitage this year.