It’s no doubt that Matisse is one of the art industry’s best-loved and most famous figures. To art aficionados’ delight, an exhibition dedicated to the artist is currently gracing New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art. Why not pay it a visit?
If you missed Tate Modern’s top show of 2014, Matisse: The Cut Outs, you can still catch this brilliant kaleidoscope of colour and creative energy by visiting New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) when the exhibition, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, runs until February 8, 2015. By the late 1940s Matisse had turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out.
The exhibition is a groundbreaking reassessment of Matisse and his important body of work. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs—borrowed from public and private collections around the globe—along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961.