Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Probably unsurprisingly, I was utterly inspired by this Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern.  The cut-outs have always appealed to me most out of Matisse's work, but I don't think I'd registered the full breadth of themes.  I love the organic motifs that appear again and again, but the pages of his artist-book 'Jazz' offered a whole new world of fantasy and colour that I was less aware of, and a sense of story and narrative.  I even managed to sketch while rocking the buggy with my foot!

Now of course, I'd like to take a week off parenthood and spend my time painting and cutting paper in a carefully selected range of colours!