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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

‘All things considered, there is only Matisse’ – Pablo Picasso The deceptively simply concept that caused a revolutionary development in art, by engaging simplicity with creative sophistication, that is recognized as a great artist’s final creative triumph.  No to be missed, one of the great art events of the year is the exhibition of Cut-Outs by Henri Matisse (1869‑1954) at Tate Britain, London. The exhibition has been four years in the planning, and this final...

Henri Matisse, the Fauve

Painting had rarely come easily to Henri Matisse, the Fauve. Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and re-evaluated his work.  In 1905, Henri Matisse left the dusty heat of Paris to spend the summer at Coullioure; a small fishing village on the southern coast of France. For some time he had felt disillusioned with his painting. Up until then, Matisse had been influenced by the Impressionists, but he began to find their art “a completely objective...

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