WCA Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs – Tate Modern, 17 April 14

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs – Tate Modern, 17 April 14


Matisse 17 April 14

Opening day & way too busy to see anything. As I race through I note the some of the work is abstract impressionism similar to that of Patrick Heron. Later I look into this and learn.

Heron “. . .regarded Matisse as the greatest master of the century and would dearly have loved to elevate Bonnard to second place: these were the two painters from whom he drew most.”

“For a colourist of Heron’s generation, the great challenge and exemplar was the Matisse of the papier decoupées, the abstracts cut and pasted out of sheets of gouache-soaked paper, like the wonderful L’Escargot that Heron saw many times during his visits as a trustee of the Tate.”


The Snail 1953 by Henri Matisse 1869-1954


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