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Ode to Matisse & The Cut-Outs

I’ve always admired the art work of Henri Matisse. When I was young there was an art book on our living room coffee table with Matisse’s The Dance on the cover and that image has always stayed with me.

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When I was working on the bedroom below, I was looking for a light blue and green fabric. Ode to Matisse by Lulu DK for Schumacher seemed to be the perfect fit.

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A few months ago I went with my dad and one of my boys to see the Matisse cutouts at the MOMA, which was a fantastic exhibition.

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The Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, NC currently has an exhibit The Art Books of Henri Matisse, which I recently visited. Eighty of his original illustrations are framed, and it also includes some text from a few of his books.

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 The fashion world seems to like the cutouts as well.

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My friend Courtney Barnes  is a fantastic writer at her blog Style Court. She wrote an article last summer for the Off-Duty Section of the WSJ about the Matisse Cut- Outs.

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 I love seeing these vintage photographs of his work and his use of color.

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Once again, I’m inspired.

Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18

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