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September 8

cut-outs
artist's media

The gouache cut-outs, used by Henri Matisse in the later years of his life, are colorful sculptures of improvisation. Limited by illness, Matisse found he could no longer express his art as he once had. Composed with paper and scissors, the cut-outs were a natural extension of his life's work: a synthesis of color and form.

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