Henri Matisse, #1913ArmoryShow radical

New-York Historical Society
Mar 5, 2013 10:03PM

Art historian William C. Agee calls Matisse “the most radical, most polarizing, most influential artist at the Armory Show — even more so than Duchamp, who was associated with a single work, his famous Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2. The Cubists caused bewilderment; Matisse caused downright anger.” What was all the fuss about?

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