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April 15th, 2017

Matisse Cut-Outs: The Audacity of Simplicity

MATISSE CUT-OUTS: THE AUDACITY OF SIMPLICITY
This is in an excellent video about Matisse and his development of the cut-out art form. The 30-minute video was produced by the BBC to coincide with the landmark 2014 exhibition of cut-outs at London’s Tate Modern and New York’s MoMA. Shown here: Icarus (1943 -1944)

“In 1941, after a near-fatal operation, Matisse decided to give up painting and sought a new way of drawing in color. Scissors replaced a paintbrush and with the unique skill of a tailor, he set about creating his now famous cut-outs, which have yet to be rivaled for their originality and daring.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4NHDpaQW9s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some examples of the influences of Matisse’s Icarus:

 

 

 

 

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