•	Henri Matisse L’Escargot (The Snail), 1952-53 Gouache découpée 286 x 287cm copyright DACS

10 January 2015 - 07 February 2015

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors

A Hayward Touring Exhibition from the Southbank Centre, London

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th Century's most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph.

Matisse : Painting with Scissors features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. 

'There is no gap between my earlier pictures and my cut-outs', Matisse wrote; 'I have only reached a form reduced to the essential through greater absoluteness and greater abstraction.'

*NEW* To coordinate with this exhibition :

- Illustrated Talk : 29 January 6-7pm More details

- Adult workshop : 5 February 6pm-8.30pm More details