MATISSE: Drawing With Scissors

This Southbank Touring Exhibition is currently on show at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead if you missed it in 2011 at the Hat Factory.

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs produced in the last four years of his life, when the artist was confined to his bed. The exhibition includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. Matisse continued creating highly original works well into his eighties. For his cut-outs he used paper that had been hand-painted with gouache, laid down in abstract or figurative patterns. The colours he used were so strong that he was advised by his doctor to wear dark glasses.
Free exhibition.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AE Hertfordshire HP1 3AE
Saturday 24 Nov 2012 to Monday 31 Dec 2012

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