Art for the Masses: Henri Matisse and the Papiers Coupes (paper cutouts)
From the National Gallery website: "During the last fifteen years of his life, Henri Matisse developed his final artistic triumph by ‘cutting into color.’ The drama, scale, and innovation of Matisse's rare and fragile papiers coupes (paper cutouts) remain without precedent or parallel. His technique involved the freehand cutting of colored papers into beautiful shapes, which he then pinned loosely to the white studio walls, later adjusting, recutting, combining, and recombining them to his satisfaction. The result created an environment that transcended the boundaries of conventional painting, drawing, and sculpture." Learn more about Matisse and his genius for color in this workshop taught by paper expert Heather McKenzie. You’ll create your own papiers coupes suitable for framing in a standard-sized frame (easy to find and easy on the wallet). Fee for this workshop is $20, due at check-in. Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/2387#matisse or call 720-865-1206.
Image: The Sorrows of the King by Henri Matisse.
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