The Tate Modern is currently host to a landmark exhibition, charting the final chapter in the illustrious career of Henri Matisse.

With his ability to paint restricted by ill health in his late sixties, Matisse used scissors and painted paper as his creative medium.

The exhibition features an array of his cut-out works between 1936 and 1954, including the Snail and Blue Nude.


Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
© Succession H. Matisse / DACS 2014


Henri Matisse
Blue Nude (II) 1952
Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Droits réservés
© Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2013

In addition to the main exhibition, there will be a one-off cinema event providing a behind the scenes insight into the exhibition and archive footage of Matisse at work on Tuesday 3 June.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is on now until 7 September 2014. For further information visit

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