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Henri Matisse's 'second life' celebrated at Tate Modern

— May 2014

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Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (I), 1952. Gouache painted paper cut-outs on paper on canvas 106.3x78cm Foundation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel Digital image: Robert Bayer, Basel Artwork: © Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014

Alette Rye Scales reports on a landmark exhibition that reassesses Matisse’s groundbreaking cut-outs

Tate Modern’s comprehensive exhibition of the beautiful and compelling works Matisse produced in the last 17 years of his life, by means of cutting shapes from painted paper, is nothing less than a dazzling treat.  And as an informative and insightful reassessment of the cut-outs, it does much to establish their rightful place on the cutting-edge of 20th-century art...

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