National Gallery of Art Custom Prints

Featured Artists

Spotlight: Henri Matisse

Never content to rest on his well-earned laurels, Matisse kept pushing the development of his artwork even into his seventies when he turned to cut and pasted colored paper as his medium. It was both the aesthetic flourishing of his exploration of ever simplified shapes and flat planes of color as well as a means of diminishing the burdens of his infirmity and weakening eyesight.