art   //   January 9, 2015

HENRI MATISSE: THE CUT-OUTS

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New York City is one of my favorite places in the world. I often find myself thinking, if I were in New York today, I’d do x, y, and z. I can usually tell you the restaurant I’m dying to try (right now it’s this one), the new shop I’d like to peruse, and the latest play or art exhibit on my must-see list. Let’s talk about the last one. I’m absolutely dying to go see the Matisse exhibit at The MoMa. It’s been there since October and I’m annoyed with myself for not making it up there to see it. Henri Matisse is one of the very first artists I can recall learning about (paper cut-outs + kindergarteners makes for an easy art lesson) and I’ve been fascinated by him ever since. Unfortunately, the exhibit ends on February 8th and a trip to the Big Apple between now and then doesn’t look promising (though it would be totally worth it just to see my favorite work: The Parakeet and The Mermaid (1952).) Instead, I’ll have to settle for this. It’s my new favorite book (thank you, Santa!) and I can’t stop paging through it. Of course, it doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing but it’ll have to do for now.

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