Home / AMERICAN NEWS / Matisse ‘Blue Nude’ Famous Cut-Out Art Reunited

Matisse ‘Blue Nude’ Famous Cut-Out Art Reunited

Henri Matisse is a famous French painter, sculptor and artistof painted cut-out paper.  His famous ‘Blue Nude‘ cutouts will now be on display together for the first time since 1950.

Matisse ‘Blue Nude’ Famous Cut-Out Art Reunited

458px-Portrait_of_Henri_Matisse_1933_May_20The ‘Blue Nude’ art has not been on display together since they were created in 1950.  They are four pieces of art displaying female body forms, all cut from a single movement on blue painted paper.  A display of Matisse’s later work is now on display in a show opening first at London’s Tate Modern and then it will be moving to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Matisse’s earlier art focused on oil paintings and some of those are displayed in the first portion of the exhibit.  After having major surgery for cancer in the 1940’s, Matisse had a hard time painting, and so he took on paper cut outs as his form of art instead.  Having the oil paintings at the beginning of the exhibit shows how his oil paintings and paper cutouts had continuity in their style.

Most of the artwork on display was created by Matisse while he was in his 70’s and 80’s, nearing the end of his life.

Matisse ‘Blue Nude’ Famous Cut-Out Art Reunited

About Megan Cornelius