When Matisse was losing movement in his hands during the last years of his life, he chose to make colorful cutout drafts rather than going straight for painting. That's how the painter created a new kind of art.
The show at the Tate focuses on this last phase. Never before have we seen so many cutouts by Matisse under one roof.
If you have not yet had a chance to check out the exhibition and you plan to be in London this week, go now… hurry! In order to deal with the high volume of visitors, the museum is extending its hours: doors open at 10am on Saturday and close at 10pm on Sunday. How about trading your Saturday party plans for a night at the museum? I'm in!