matisse exhibit

It’s here!  The paper cut outs.  I am hatching a plan to go, it’s been a long, long while but I will never forget the sense of wonder these amazing works impart.  The story behind them only adds to the experience.  Highly recommended for anyone in need of hope, or a reason to believe in something.  See the NYT review (excerpt below) here.

Near the end of his life, Henri Matisse’s preferred attire was evening wear, by which I mean pajamas. They were the ideal uniform for the invalid, insomniac night worker and waking dreamer he had become in the decade before his death at age 84 in 1954. And it is the dreamer and worker we meet in “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” a marvelous, victory-lap show that arrives from London, where it drew more than 500,000 viewers at the Tate Modern last summer, and opens in a larger form at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday.  -NYT

And more from MOMA, here.

Concurrently, there is a special exhibition of joyous Matisse ads installed on my refrigerator door:


This exhibit will run long past February 8th.  :)

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