About Henri Matisse
HENRI MATISSE 1869 - 1954
This series, 'Nus Bleu' (Blue Nudes), denotes a crucial change of direction in Matisse's oeuvre. Due to ill health in his late sixties, Matisse began employing 'cut-outs' or 'cutting into colour', resulting in some of the most iconic works of the 20th century. The 'Nus Bleu' series is an example of the final chapter of Matisse's life and work, and a landmark in the history of modern art.