Not the most famous side of the life of a great artist. In recent years, he was hard to write and the master took up a somewhat unusual kind of creativity ..
What the fauve?
London gallery Tate Modern showed the French artist Henri Matisse from the new side, presenting 120 of his applications
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is a new exhibition in the London Tate Modern gallery, and it is not at all dedicated to the paintings of the French artist Henri Matisse, but to his applications. These works of decorative art Matisse began to engage in the mid 40s, in the last years of his life.
The health of Matisse then was difficult, the artist moved in a wheelchair, so painting was difficult for him. He took up the colored paper and scissors and began to make applications. In 1947, they were collected in a book called Jazz. There were later works, and they also entered the exhibition.
The book itself Jazz, as well as copies of the works of Matisse and will be presented to fans of the artist in Tate Modern. Among the paper figures that Matisse carved were silhouettes of people, birds, flowers, algae, palm leaves, and more.
"Blue nude with hair in the wind"
The most famous large applications (by the way, the size of some were up to 80 cm), which can be seen at the exhibition, The Snail, Memory of Oceania and Large Composition with Masks, created in 1953. In addition, in addition to separate, unrelated applications, the exhibition included the Blue Nudes series.
"" Stained Glass Window Abside Rosary Chapel "
Henri Matisse's applications at the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs can be seen at Tate Modern in London until September 7th.