Henri Matisse had strong feelings about only one thing, the act of painting. This to him was an experience so profoundly joyous that he wanted to transmit it to the beholder in all its freshness and immediacy. The purpose of his pictures, he always asserted, was to give pleasure.
He was one of the 20th centuries most important artists who found a new way of expression in the last few years of his life. EWEN MACDONALD looks at why Matisse’s cut-outs, on show this month in Honiton, are so important
matisse cut outs - Google Search Some of my favorite to teach students about the art of Matisse....He created these when he was confined to a wheelchair. They were very large cutouts and I think they were part of the book Cirque.....I will correct when I find more information.