This is the most delightful, magnificent exhibition we saw this year. Henri Matisse’s cutouts at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, are more than just a delight, they are a glimpse into the endless creativity of an artist who kept revolutionizing art even at the end of his days.
When he could not paint any more, Matisse took up paper and scissors and created an incredible series of works that were, as always, ahead of his time and which influenced art, design and pop culture for years to come.
Although they seem to be simple, almost innocent combinations of colors and shapes, Matisse’s cutouts are highly sophisticated, stylish and thoughtful works of art. Seeing them in person, all in one place, is one of the most exhilarating and moving experiences in art. If you can, visit MoMa so you can see this amazing show for yourself. The exhibition closes February 8.