Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Matisse_Cut Outs at the Tate July 2014 (19 photos)

This show is genuinely incredible, I thoroughly recommend you to take the time to go and see it.
When I go and see big exhibitions like this I often take notes, they are hurried and scratchy by nature, but they help me to focus on what I am
 seeing and to remember the nature of the work afterwards, these shows usually have a lot of material in them, I could buy the books that accompany the show but it is my response that is important.

For some reason when was driving back home I had the idea to just photograph my notes and publish them, This may or may not be a good idea but I am following my instinct, so in the process of doing that I then had the idea to pay homage to the works and create some of the iconic shapes from the notes I have taken, just as a little bit of fun.

You are not allowed to take photos of the exhibition but I cheekily and discretely managed to get a couple of photos which I have included here. I have admired and been inspired by Matisse for a long time and there is something especially beguiling about his cut outs, seeing them up close has allowed me to make much more sense of why they are so effective.