cut it out Matisse!

Happy Friday!

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(‘DIOR Graphic Color Blocking Shape Relations – ‘Changes’ by Jack Youngerman, ‘Blue Nude (1952)’ by Matisse, Richard Pettibon’s Baseball Paintings, ‘Paratroopers’ by Do Ho Shu, ‘Green Relief with Blue’ by Elsworth Kelly, ‘#7 – 1967′ by Peter Young.’ Dazed)

This week Handsome and Pretty’s Lisa blogged for the wonderful Tootsa MacGinty on the new Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern. Just in case you missed it …

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Colour blocking is very on trend at the moment, and who better to garner a few tips from but the colour master himself – Henri Matisse. Running until September 7th, the Tate Modern London Cut Outs show explores the final chapter in his career in which he began ‘carving into colour’ when his series of spectacular cut-outs were born.

“In his late sixties, when ill health first prevented Matisse from painting, he began to cut into painted paper with scissors to make drafts for a number of commissions. In time, Matisse chose cut-outs over painting: he had invented a new medium.

From snowflowers to dancers, circus scenes and a famous snail, the exhibition showcases a dazzling array of 120 works made between 1936 and 1954. Bold, exuberant and often large in scale, the cut-outs have an engaging simplicity coupled with incredible creative sophistication … London is first to host, before the exhibition travels to New York at the Museum of Modern Art and after which the works return to galleries and private owners around the world.”

(Tate Modern)

We have sourced a few items that channel the cut-out-colour-block vibe

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1. Tata-Naka A/W 14 Matisse inspired collection / 2. Jansen + co Blue Espresso cup (exclusive to the Tate) / 3. Emily Miranda Seaweed necklace / 4. Eeboo Felt Mosaic Game / 5. Gail Bryson’s hand painted side plates / 6. ‘After Matisse’ rug by Sonya Winner / 7. Get creative with these Friskars scissors  / 8. Marimekko swimsuit / 9. Coucou Manou block colour display unit / 10. Essie ‘Mesmirized’ Nail Polish / 11. Play Plax toy from Tate shop 12. Marine Mobile from PukaPuka

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There are also some great not-to-be-missed events attached to the exhibition  –

Film

April 20th / April 27th / May 4th / May 11th 2014
15.00 – 16.00
“With Matisse in Tangier”
Details here

June 3rd 2014
19:15
Cinema event: Matisse Live from Tate Modern: at cinemas throughout the UK
Details here

Special event

Matisse Sunday lates –
Every Sunday April 27th to August 24th
20.00 – 22.30
Details here

Out of Hours: Matisse Cut Outs
Monday May 19th
18.30 – 20.00
Details here

Courses and workshops

Poetry and Serious Play: Matisse, Words and Paper
Mondays from June 2nd to July 7th
Details here

Cutting into colour
Monday June 9th at 18.45
and Monday July 14th at 20.45
Details here

See you there!

handsome and pretty

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