Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (Kids)

Introduction to *Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs*

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Matisse at the Hôtel Régina, Nice, c. 1952. Photo: Lydia Delectorskaya. © 2014 Succession H. Matisse

MUSIC: bright, lively

NARRATOR: Hi there – welcome to MoMA! Today we’ll be exploring the world of Henri Matisse. Matisse made art with different materials, like paint and ink and pencil. But in this exhibition, you’ll see that Matisse also used painted paper —

Shuffling a sheaf of paper

NARRATOR: scissors —

A few snips of scissors.

NARRATOR: —and pins.

Boing of a pointed object

NARRATOR: When Matisse started cutting shapes out of painted paper, he realized he could work with color in new ways. He called it “drawing with scissors.” Matisse cut out shapes, and then moved the pieces around until he created the picture he wanted. Let’s go take a look!

MUSIC: ends with a flourish

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