Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs compiles over 150 works from the artist's final years. From the late 1940s on, Matisse (1869–1954) increasingly adopted paper and scissors as his primary medium, creating lively, but visually economic works.
This catalogue presents new research by curators and conservators exploring the artist's materials and methods, the relation of these works to his larger practice, and their double lives—at first mutable, then frozen in time. It includes photographs of the works in progress in Matisse's studios and five essays focusing on different moments in the development of his final visual statements.
302 pages. Measures approximately 10.5” X 9” X .5”. Published in 2014 by The Museum of Modern Art. Minor signs of use and wear are to be expected.