– the Final Years
Henri Matisse did not enjoy good physical health in his later years but his creative genius continued apace. He stopped painting when he was nearly 80 and discovered a completely new way of working by turning his hands to paper cut outs. Using scissors and tearing up pieces of coloured paper he worked with his assistants to assemble hundreds of beautiful collages. In this lecture we look at the work produced in the final years of Matisse’s life including the magnificent and moving Chapel of the Rosary near Vence in the South of France.