Matisse cut-outs: "Painting with Scissors"

Artsy Editors
Nov 20, 2012 12:56AM

After being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing intensive surgery at the age of 72, Matisse moved away from painting and began working on his cut-outs in earnest, such as the Fondation Beyeler-held Acanthes. For the past three years, the museum's conservation team has been at work restoring this beautiful piece, and created a site intended to showcase the restoration process to curious viewers. 

(Image courtesy of FB)

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