Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, Tate Modern, until 7th September 2014
We must surely all know that Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) is a major modern artist who created paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings and of course is a creator of cut-outs and it is the latter talent which is celebrated in this amazing exhibition.
They came about because ill health stopped him painting and instead he turned to painted paper which he cut with a breath-taking verve as maquettes for projects but by their being mounted and framed they became works of art too. In my opinion I think that one can safely argue that he kept the best for last.
I don’t need to say any more other than if you can get to see this exhibition then GO!
Eames Fine Art (London SE1) is showing (until 15th June) the complete set of 40 lithographs created in 1953-54 by Matisse with the renowned lithographer Fernand Mourlot. While they were one of Matisse’s last projects they are full of energy and joy.