Comments on: Matisse’s Cut-Outs (2) http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lynne http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-517945 Fri, 02 May 2014 22:08:13 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-517945 The Cut-Outs say “yes” in the most emphatic way and “yes” is what humans crave.

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By: Mr Scissors http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-515884 Thu, 01 May 2014 09:18:51 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-515884 That may be so but dismissing a phase has to be informed.
One of Matisse’s greatest periods was from around 1908 until 1917/18. The early 1920′s was less interesting, more conservative in fact but we also find evidence of this in Picasso’s work of the time and many others working in the period after the First World War. However, the late cut-out period is on the whole, exceptional.

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-514977 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:54:37 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-514977 I havent seen the show yet but I have seen some cut-outs at MOMA ,particularly the swimming pool[La Piscine].There is a whole new chapter to Modernist Colour Painting in the understanding of these works .Matisse was pioneering a completely new territory,which Hoffmann understood.Very good Modern painters,like John Mclean and Mali Morris are heirs to this lineage.Take the work seriously ,examine it and you will learn something you didnt know before.Paint at the same time as studying and a whole new world of brilliance will open up.

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By: Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-514627 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:28:13 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-514627 Quite agree, the cut-outs are no way an advancement of his paintings, although there is a certain appeal to the concrete aspect of the process in having to make the cutting decision that defines the pictorial shape/s

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By: simeon http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-512949 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:12:48 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-512949 It is contrary but the received wisdom that all phases of an artists career are important because they are modern masters is equally tiresome. Picasso and Matisse both had good and periods. The cutouts are less interesting than the revised, erased probing Matisse.

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By: CAP http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-512800 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:49:05 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-512800 The Hamiltons are definitely WORSE!

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By: Mr Scissors http://abstractcritical.com/note/matisses-cut-outs-2/#comment-511494 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:42:48 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8106#comment-511494 9. Attention seeking by always being contrary becomes tiresome…

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