Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954

Image Credit: Succession H. Matisse/ DACS 2017

Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ

Wednesday 31 May 2017 – Sunday 25 June 2017
Opening Hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun & daily during holidays

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, featuring 35 lithographic reproductions of Henri Matisse's famous cut-outs.

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph. This exhibition, featuring prints of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed, includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. 

The lithographic reproductions in this exhibition are taken from a special double issue of Verve, a review of art and literature, published by Matisse’s friend, the critic and fine art publisher Tériade, in 1958, four years after Matisse’s death. The publication was planned during Matisse’s lifetime and the first lithographic plates were prepared under his direction a few days before he died.

‘There is no gap between my earlier pictures and my cut-outs’, Matisse wrote; ‘I have only reached a form reduced to the essential through greater absoluteness and greater abstraction’.

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