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MoMA | Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Matisse at the Hôtel Régina, Nice, c. 1952. Photo: Lydia Delectorskaya. © 2014 Succession H. Matisse

The Cut-Outs

During the last decade of his life Henri Matisse deployed two simple materials--white paper and gouache--to create works of wide-ranging color and complexity. An unorthodox implement, a pair of scissors, was the tool Matisse used to transform paint and paper into a world of plants,...

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Date: 2015-04-21 21:32:02

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Pablo Picasso. The Weeping Woman, I (La Femme qui pleure ...

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Picasso met Surrealist photographer Dora Maar in the winter of 1935-36 and the two were lovers until the early 1940s, through the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War and the outbreak of World War II. In addition to her involvement in Surrealist circles, Maar was active in leftist political causes. Her volatile personality was well-known; Picasso called her his...

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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs | MoMA

In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes--from the vegetal to the abstract--which he then arranged into lively compositions, striking for their play with color and...

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Henri Matisse | MoMA

314 works online

Throughout his decades-long career as a painter, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker, Henri Matisse continuously searched, in his own words, "for the same things, which I have perhaps realized by different means." 1 Celebrated as both an orchestrator of tonal harmonies and a draftsman capable of distilling a form to its essentials, he long sought a way to unite color and line in...

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Henri Matisse | MoMA

314 works online

Throughout his decades-long career as a painter, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker, Henri Matisse continuously searched, in his own words, "for the same things, which I have perhaps realized by different means." 1 Celebrated as both an orchestrator of tonal harmonies and a draftsman capable of distilling a form to its essentials, he long sought a way to unite color and line in...

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Related topics : henri matisse art work / henri matisse abstract paintings / henri matisse art prints / henri matisse fauve paintings / henri matisse abstract art