By joannearnold, Jan 17 2015 10:57PM
The early 20th century French Fauve artist Henri Matisse had a most prolific career. I have always admired his paintings and he is one of my favorites. His ability to change styles and remain true to his voice is impressive. “The Cut-Outs” exhibition at the MOMA is a visual treat. The body of work is vivid, whimsical, simple and sophisticated. It shares in the joy of art from an elderly man who was in poor health when he developed the style of the cut-out. He is the inventor of collage. “Flying with scissors” is how he described creating the work. It freed him from his wheelchair and failing eyesight.