Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paper Cut Outs (gouaches découpés)-Matisse


Towards the end of his life after being diagnosed with cancer and confined to a wheelchair, Matisse added another artistic genre to his wide-ranging talents. . . paper cut outs.  He called it "painting with scissors."  This one is part of the Matisse exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Don't forget May 1st Theme Day: Squares.

19 comments:

  1. Matisse was very creative with his scissors!

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  2. Even in his darkest hours his expressive spirit was still active in the arts. Informative post.

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  3. Many years ago in one of the many locations where I've worked, there was a print of this hanging over my desk.

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  4. That has got to be and impressive exhibit!

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  5. Beautiful. I love Matisse.

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  6. Going to the Tate Modern exhibition soon

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  7. According to my friend at The Hollywood Reporter, the film "Edward Scissorhands" was based loosely on his life. They were going to call it "Henri Ciseaux-mains", but it didn't have quite the same ring...

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  8. I must confess I didn't know about his paper cut out period. Thanks for the info, Kate.

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  9. I didn't know that about Matisse!

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  10. I am inspired by his work. I especially like his doors and windows.

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  11. I have seen this kind of thing as posters, but I had no idea they were cut-outs. The things we learn by reading blogs!

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  12. One of my favorites.

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  13. I didn't know he could do this! He was a great artist. Thank you for sharing this knowledge.
    Have a great day!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  14. Very unique, I always enjoy the artwork you feature.
    ann

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  15. simple yet effective art!
    ROG, ABCW

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  16. This has me wondering how the cutouts were adhered...I assume they were? (Sorry, this is from an avid papercrafter.)

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