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