The Cut-outs of Henri Matisse

The Cut-outs of Henri Matisse

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At the age of 71, Matisse turned to a technique requiring less physical strength than oil painting - the paper cut-out. In the brilliant and joyous pure colours of the cut-outs, Matisse's art was tremendously fresh and intense.... pairs of highly imposing works of 1946 a€” freed images from their small sheets and spread them out across much larger surfaces. ... Only a few cut-outs that followed in the 1940s, such as The Bird and the Shark (Pl. 13) and Composition: Green ... on a modest scale, but increasingly began to pair, stack, and combine the rectangular sheets to produce grid patterns. ... In The Panel with Mask (Pl. 15) , however, Matisse arranges the panels in a vertical grid, one image to each panel in aanbsp;...

Title:The Cut-outs of Henri Matisse
Author:Henri Matisse, John Elderfield
Publisher:George Braziller - 1978


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