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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibition

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Taking Scissors to Paper

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 :

Guided Tours
13th May 30th August, 21.30

Serious Play Course
2nd -7th June, 150

On Matisse Lectures
2nd June, 21st June & 21st July, 12

Cutting into Colour
9th June & 14th July, 150

Artist Talk: Anthea Hamilton
7th July, 6.30pm 8pm, 12
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Why? Fun for art lovers
When: 17th April - 7th Sept
Phone: 44 (0)20 7887 8888
Where: Tate Modern
Cost: 18 adult, 16 concession, under 12s free
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A stellar show, and for those who are thinking why all the fuss, I could do it just as well...
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