Matisse: Drawing with Scissors & Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
2 February – 27 April 2019
This spring, two stunning exhibitions will combine to provide a spectacular, colourful show.
Matisse: Drawing with scissors
A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, London
Henri Matisse was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph. This exhibition features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last years of his life. It includes iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.
Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
A unique fabulous collection of costume and ephemera telling the stories of the Ballets Russes, the most spectacular and sometimes scandalous ballet company of the early 1900s. Never before seen together, the objects will pull visitors back to another era. Matisse was one of many artists commissioned to create costumes and scenery for the company, the exhibition also includes work by other great artists of the period including Dame Laura Knight.