Earlier this week I had the great pleasure of standing in front of some of the most beautiful, colorful and creative works of art at the Tate Modern in London. Henri Matisse’s Cut-outs have officially arrived on the scene and what you will find when you walk into the space is something that is quite unexpected.
For most, Henri Matisse is best known for his popular paintings such as The Dance or Red Room. More likely than not you’ll recognize Henri Matisse because of the unique way in which he would paint a woman’s figure. His talent of capturing a woman’s spirit in her fluid movement is something completely unique to the artist and something that has been celebrated for decades as a serious movement in Modern Art. He is, in short, celebrated as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
What’s happening at the Tate Modern, however, will have you seeing Matisse through completely new eyes and appreciating his artistic talent on a whole new level. In Matisse’s sixties, he began to explore a new form of art when his health kept him away from painting. He began playing with new shapes and eye-popping colours in the form of paper. The result is a body of work that deserves as much, if not more recognition than his previous years painting.
If you are a fan of Matisse, art, creativity and vision, this is one show you simply cannot miss. You will walk out of the Tate Modern with a new and unique perspective on the artist and the capabilities of paper.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Tate Modern: Exhibition
17 April – 7 September 2014
Adult £18 (without donation £16.30)
Concession £16 (without donation £14.50)