Thursday, 24 April 2014

Simply abstract, 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' at Tate Modern, London

1 comment:

  1. Matisse is just at the threshold of abstraction with his cut-outs, but I would argue he never crosses the line. He reduces his paper forms to the limits of recognisability, yet they remain identifiable, if only as signposts or symbols. The Snail, where Matisse comes closest to producing an abstract piece, was even given an alternative title, La Composition Chromatique. But as the artist pointed out, his was an abstraction rooted in reality: