Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Do you have any special plans this spring? Are you travelling somewhere or attending a special event? Currently, I have only one thing planned and that is jumping on the London train on a beautiful day to enjoy the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern, which starts 17 April.

Matisse's cut-outs are the result of the artist's failing health. When he no longer was able to paint he began cutting painted paper. In the introduction to the exhibition it says: "Henri Matisse is a giant of modern art. This landmark show explores the final chapter in his career in which he began ‘carving into colour’ and his series of spectacular cut-outs was born. The exhibition represents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see so many of the artist’s works in one place and discover Matisse’s final artistic triumph."

It was Courtney of the Style Court blog that brought to my attention the Matisse prints available in the Tate Shop. I especially love the vintage one to the right.

I also noticed a book in their shop that I had already added to my Amazon store, Chatting With Henri Matisse by Pierre Courthion. I think it must be a wonderful read.

photo credit:
Tate Gallery Shop - 1: The Inattentive Reader print / 2: Tate vintage poster reproduction / 3: Thousand and One Nights

2 comments:

  1. My husband gave that very same book to one of our clients (who has everything) as a birthday present and it was very much appreciated. He was clearly moved by the choice.

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