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Tate Modern Unveils 'Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs'

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The Tate Modern is currently staging the biggest ever presentation of French artist Henri Matisse’s cut-out artworks – the artist’s experimental and triumphant final chapter of his career. It is the first show in the UK to display four important blue nudes together, and the first Tate exhibition to be shown at cinemas.

Matisse initially used paper cut-outs to plan paintings, illustrations and large works such as tapestries and set designs. But what started out as a planning tool became a beautiful artistic medium in itself. "I think Matisse thought of the cut-outs in a way as a synthesis of everything he'd been trying to work through in his life, resolving issues of colour, line, contour, painting, drawing, sculpting," says exhibition co-curator Nicholas Cullinan.

Fallen in love with the bold colour and glorious simplicity of Matisse’s paper creations? To celebrate the evocative and compelling show we are discounting our extensive collection of Henri Matisse museum art prints by 15%. Why not fill your home with the magic of Matisse’s radical and groundbreaking cut outs...

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