Cut Out

The aspect that got me the most from seeing the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern was the manner in which he wielded his scissors; it's amazing to see old colour footage of such a renowned artist for starters and seeing the way he worked. The exhibition holds a wealth of his later art works, including a few paintings too and what I took away was the vibrancy of colours and the scale of some of his later pieces, carried out when Matisse's health was failing. This video from the Culture Show (part 1 and part 2) gives even more background to the story. Definitely go and see it - they say this is a one in a lifetime chance to see such a large collection of Matisse's cut outs in one exhibition...

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