A perfect synthesis of color and line: The trailblazing paper cut-outs of Henri Matisse When Henri Matisse (1869 1954) was forced to give up painting in the mid-1940s due to a serious illness, he began to work with painted paper and a pair of scissors, carving into color to create bright, bold patterns and forms. Though many critics at the time were unstinting in their cruel remarks about the supposed foolishness of an old man, the work, termed gouaches decoupees ( gouache cut-outs ), in fact represented a milestone in ...

Matisse Cut-Outs 2014, Taschen GmbH, Cologne

ISBN-13: 9783836553889