Comments on: Matisse’s Cut-Outs (4) 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 By: Anders Knutsson Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:20:40 +0000 first, truly so sorry about your fall! and you are right; “tons” have been said, but everything – never! Matisse’s work and life is that rich. Just the very fact that he as an old, sick and bedridden man could, as the saying does now, think and create outside the box (of painting on stretched canvas) is a powerful lesson to all of us, especially old artists. I’d be so bold to say read Hillary Spurling’s biography then go see the Tate show. Yes, L’Escargot is ah -an impossible title in English for we/me think of food! – it is about “spiral” to me. An ancient symbol, Neolithic and before writing! So next, imagine that Matisse is as smart as Einstein and thinking outside-the-square but staying within the the square, at the same time (which is what Einstein did about E = mc² and relativity!)