At last today we got to this exhibition at Tate Modern. Are we glad that we did not miss it. This must be one of the most exciting and eye opening exhibitions we have ever been too.
I knew a bit about "The Cutouts" but did not know that Matisse worked on them for such a long period. I thought that they were only done in his last few years, not for seventeen years.
Exhibits ranged from the small ones that he started with, particularly the ones that he did for his book "Jazz" and progressed to the enormous ones that he did towards the end of his life. These included the ones that he did for the Church in Vence and other designs for stained glass windows and even carpets.
What a prodigous worker he was. His output was much larger than I thought it was. What an influence he was to the whole art world. If ever there was an artist to whom the word 2genius" applies, Matisse fils the bill.
All I can say is that even if you only go to one exhibition this year, this is the one to go to !.
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