Oct 13, 2014 2:48 PM GMT
Has anyone seen the new show "Henri Matisse: the Cutouts" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York? I visited it yesterday and it was extraordinary. It will surely be remembered as one of the major shows of the new cultural season here in New York. There were an enormous numbers of works, each of which testified to Matisse's command of form, color, composition, and of course, cutouts. It included one of my favorites: The Snail (1953) (see photo). The impressive original is approximately nine feet square.