14 June 2015


Henri Matisse Forgotten Cut-Outs Emerge For Sale At Frederick Mulder Ltd

It took Dr Frederick Mulder CBE and Anne-Françoise Gavanon, the directors of Frederick Mulder Ltd, one of the world’s best known specialists in original European printmaking from 1470 to 1970, five years to convince the owner to depart with a beloved masterpiece. after they set their eyes on a particular Matisse cut-out, after the work […]

31 December 2014


First Dutch Matisse Survey In 60 Years Announced

After Tate’s critically acclaimed exhibition of Matisse’s cut-outs, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum has announced “The Oasis of Matisse,” the first Matisse survey in the Netherlands in over 60 years, set to open in late March 2015. The exhibition will cover over 100 works borrowed from 30 collections, and will feature more Matisse works shown together than […]

16 September 2014


Matisse Is The Most Successful Exhibition In History Of The Tate

Tate has announced that Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs has received 562,622 visitors. This makes the prestigious exhibition the most popular ever held at Tate; and the first to receive over half a million people through its doors. The record as Tate’s most visited exhibition was previously held by ‘Matisse Picasso’ at Tate Modern with 467,166 […]

24 April 2014

Matisse Swan Song Fizzes With Invigorating, Playful Energy: Tate Modern

There is little to fault in terms of curation of ‘The Cut Outs’, a chronological survey of Matisse’s late period of works constrained to the medium of paper and scissors rather than paint and brush, a progression forced by his ill health in this latter stage of his life. Where retrospectives often trace the origins […]

18 April 2014


Anyone could do it – Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

artseer.wordpress.com “I could do that.  Actually, my four year old could do that”.  This reaction, found amidst a discussion thread to a review of Tate Modern’s summer blockbuster, sounds familiar.  “A load of tosh”, “hobbykraft”; “junk”, “utterly insignificant”, and so the thread continues.  Could the gallery have made a terrible mistake and opened a show […]

30 November 2013


Tate Loans Matisse Snail Cut-Out To MoMa For Exhibition

Matisse’s iconic cut-out masterpiece, ‘The Snail’ will be leaving Britain for the first time in 50 years, to be included in the exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, a groundbreaking reassessment of the colourful and innovative final works of modern art master. Bringing together around 120 works, many seen together for the first time, the exhibition […]