Matisse exhibition at Tate Liverpool includes The Snail

Date Posted: 11/09/2015

(Photo credit: Tate Liverpool).

Matisse in Focus will run at Tate Liverpool from 20th November to 3rd May.

As part of the exhibition, one of the most iconic works ever made by Matisse, The Snail 1953 will go on display alongside a selection of other works. Liverpool is one of only four cities to exhibit The Snail, after London, New York and Amsterdam.

The Snail by Matisse

Pictured: Henri Matisse, 1869-1954; The Snail 1953 © Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2015.

At almost three metres square, Matisse made The Snail by cutting and tearing shapes from paper hand painted by his assistants in a range of bright colours.

Shown alongside The Snail will be further Matisse works from the Tate collection that span the genres of portraiture, landscape and still life, encompassing painting, sculpture and works on paper.

Displaying works from 1899 onwards, Matisse in Focus will represent more than 50 years of work by the modern artist.

For more information visit www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool

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