Henri Matisse: Jazz

Bianca Mataua

Dec 24, 2019

xDKHG presents Jazz: Henri Matisse, his magnus opus exhibition online experience.

Completed in 1944, Henri Matisse produced JAZZ at the urging and support of his friend and publisher E. Teriade. Confined to bed following major life saving surgery for intestinal cancer in 1941, Matisse now unable to stand at the easel developed a novel method of artistic creation using a simple pair of scissors to create innovative collaged shapes . Known as the "Cut Out" this technique would define his final period of artistic creation. JAZZ is the only book that Matisse would both write and illustrate using his innovative Cut Outs and is arguably the most famous and loved single compilation of his fine art color lithography.