Born in 1869, the French artist, Henri Matisse is best known for his Impressionist paintings, but during the last years of his life, when he was too ill to paint, he took on another project known as the Cutouts. By swapping his brush and paint pots for scissors and paste, Matisse developed a new medium of art that created abstract and impressonistic decoupages, such as Blue Nude (1952), The Snail (1953), The Sheaf (1953).
These, and many other of his famous cutouts are about to go on exhibition at the Tate Modern from 17th April - 7th September. Tickets to Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs are £18 for adults, £16 concessions, or free for under 12s. Showcasing everything from snowflowers to dancers, the exhibit highlights the final triumphs of Matisse's career.
For an even more in-depth look at his work, you can attend talks, lectures, tours, and courses :