La Gerbe, one of Matisse's latest works (1953).In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed with cancer and, following surgery, he started using a wheelchair.Vast in scale (though not always in size), lush and rigorous in color, his cutouts are among the most admired and influential works of Matisse's entire career.

La Gerbe, one of Matisse's latest works (1953).In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed with cancer and, following surgery, he started using a wheelchair.Vast in scale (though not always in size), lush and rigorous in color, his cutouts are among the most admired and influential works of Matisse's entire career.


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Henri Matisse - Sorrow of the king -   guouache on paper cut and pastel  Musée Nazional d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1952

Henri Matisse - Sorrow of the king - guouache on paper cut and pastel Musée Nazional d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1952

CONTRAST/EMPHASIS idea. Use this as the background and add a contrasting shape in color.

CONTRAST/EMPHASIS idea. Use this as the background and add a contrasting shape in color.

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