Tate Modern in London is presenting one of the largest collections of Henri Matisse’s “cut-out” artworks ever assembled.
Henri Matisse cut out paper shapes for collages when ill-health prevented him from painting, producing famous pieces such as The Snail and Blue Nude.
Many of the items will be seen together for the first time in the exhibition, which opens on Thursday and features about 130 artworks from the latter stage of Henri Matisse’s career.
Henri Matisse worked from a wheelchair after treatment for cancer and the exhibition compiles work dating from 1937 to 1954, when he died aged 84 of a heart attack.
The exhibition will be at Tate Modern until September 7 before it travels to New York’s Museum of Modern Art in mid-October. It can also be seen by cinema-goers from June 3 with the launch of Matisse Live.
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