Celebrating Matisse’s famous cut-outs in exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum

Micky Middleton Visits the exhibition in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. 

Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. He continued creating highly-original works well into his 80s. The cut-outs were produced in the last four years of his life, when the artist was confined to his bed, and include many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. For these cut-outs he used paper that had been hand-painted with gouache and said of the process that ‘the paper cut-out allows me to…draw straight into the colour’.


Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, Late works 1950-54, runs from May 4 to June 2. Entry is free.

Royal Accademy of Arts

Congradulations to Natasha Zavialov who exhibited at The Royal Academy 2018 Summer Exhibition, her painting ‘Window’ 60 x 80cm Oil on canvas sold on the preview day!

Held without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres by emerging and established artists – and this year’s 250th anniversary edition is curated by Grayson Perry.

Running continuously for 250 years, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition – which means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. In this celebratory anniversary year, the exhibition will be coordinated by Grayson Perry RA, and will be the biggest in its history, spilling out from the main galleries across our newly expanded cultural campus.
The works in the Summer Exhibition are selected and hung by Royal Academicians – who also exhibit works in the exhibition, creating an eclectic mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors. In previous years, nearly two thirds of the exhibits were by non-Academicians, £50,000 worth of prizes was awarded and over 5,000 works were sold.Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. Now in its 250th year, the Summer Exhibition continues in the tradition of showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This must-see exhibition is a unique window onto all areas of the contemporary art world.BUY TICKETS FOR THIS YEARS SUMMER EXHIBITION