Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
One of modern art's towering figures, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a painter, draftsman, sculptor and printmaker before turning to paper cut-outs in the 1940s. From the clashing hues of his Fauvist works, made in the South of France in 1904-5, to the harmonies of his Nice interiors from the 1920s to this brilliant final chapter, Matisse's career followed a path that he described as "construction by means of color."
Jodi Hauptman is a Curator in the Department of Drawings & Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Karl Buchberg is a Senior Conservator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Samantha Friedman is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings & Prints at MoMA.
Nicholas Cullinan is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.