Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
17 April 2014 - 07 September 2014
The Tate Modern is set to debut a new exhibition on Matisse, the largest ever devoted specifically to his late-career cut-out compositions.
Created late in the artist’s career when ill health meant that he no longer had such ease with a paintbrush, the large cut-outs – which blend brilliant hues with bold, kinetic shapes – became Matisse’s preferred medium, and arguably the highlight of his oeuvre. Including an unprecedented number of his works, the sweeping retrospective comprises 120 individual exhibits, including highlights like his Blue Nudes series, The Sheaf and The Snail. Described by the curator as “carving into pure colour,” the large and vivid compositions are breathtaking to behold in person.
17th April – 7th September
London SE1 9TG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Image © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palaias-Jean-Claude Planchet, © Succession Henri Matisse-DACS 2013