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That Matisse would abandon oil painting and adopt a new technique so late in his career was a surprise to many people, although it need not have been. Paper cutouts were, of course, convenient for a semi-invalid, but Matisse had … Continue reading
Matisse emerged from WWII with a reputation among living painters second only to that of Picasso. The fresh interest in Matisse was stimulated by a late flowering in many phases of his art- drawings, book designs, and oil paintings- which … Continue reading
Ever simplifying and ever synthesizing; younger at eighty than at thirty, Matisse sat in his wheel chair, put aside paintbrush for scissors, and filled his sunset years with patterns of pure color. … “Matisse was the most important of the … Continue reading
In art sometimes, the more things change, the more nothing is the same. The paper cutouts were Matisse’s final flowering; a last expression of this articulation of traces of solitude and gaiety, what he called “the eternal conflict between drawing … Continue reading