Henri Matisse: The Cutouts

Henri Matisse used only scissors, paper and pins to free himself from the misery of old age and illness.

 14 Apr 2014 | The Guardian (original link)

Below are samples of some of the work featured in a special Tate Modern exhibit in London in 2014.

Henri Matisse, pictured in his studio. Photograph: Lydia Delectorskaya /Succession Henri Matisse

The Parakeet and the Mermaid, 1952. Photograph: Stedelijk / Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2014
The Parakeet and the Mermaid, 1952. Photograph: Stedelijk / Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2014

The Fall of Icarus, 1943.Photograph: Alberto Ricci / Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2014
The Fall of Icarus, 1943.Photograph: Alberto Ricci / Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2014

Snow Flowers, 1951. Photograph: Scala Florence / Museum of Modern Art, New York / Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2014
Snow Flowers, 1951. Photograph: Scala Florence / Museum of Modern Art, New York / Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2014

Violet Leaf on Orange Background (Palmette), 1947. Photograph: Mr and Mrs Donald B Marron, New York/Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014

The Bees, 1948. Photograph: François Fernandez/Foundation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel / Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014
The Bees, 1948. Photograph: François Fernandez/Foundation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel / Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014

Nuit de Noel, 1952.Photograph: © The Museum of Modern Art, New York /Scala Florence / Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014
Nuit de Noel, 1952.Photograph: © The Museum of Modern Art, New York /Scala Florence / Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014

Maquette for red chasuble (front), 1950-2. Photograph: Thomas Griesel /The Museum of Modern Art, New York /Scala Florence / Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014
Maquette for red chasuble (front), 1950-2. Photograph: Thomas Griesel /The Museum of Modern Art, New York /Scala Florence / Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014

Venus, 1952. Photograph: Ken Fleisher / Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014
Venus, 1952. Photograph: Ken Fleisher / Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014

Two Dancers, 1937-8. Photograph: Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014
Two Dancers, 1937-8. Photograph: Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014

Small Dancer on a Red Background, 1937-8. Photograph: Courtesy Matisse Archives / Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014
Small Dancer on a Red Background, 1937-8. Photograph: Courtesy Matisse Archives / Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014

Memory of Oceania, 1952. Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art, New York /Scala Florence /Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014
Memory of Oceania, 1952. Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art, New York /Scala Florence /Succession Henri Matisse /DACS 2014

Large Composition with Masks, Memory of Oceania and The Snail, pictured in Henri Matisse's studio. Photograph: Lydia Delectorskaya /Succession Henri Matisse
Large Composition with Masks, Memory of Oceania and The Snail, pictured in Henri Matisse’s studio. Photograph: Lydia Delectorskaya /Succession Henri Matisse

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