London is home to a huge array of museums and galleries, which attract millions of tourists every year.
And among the very best of these, undoubtedly, is the Tate Modern, which is currently home to the largest collections of Henri Matisse’s “cut-out” artworks ever assembled.
The exhibition has already been widely praised by critics and is well worth visiting if you get the opportunity to do so.
The cut-outs are the result of the fact that the artist’s ill health meant that he was unable to paint, leading to a number of iconic pieces of work, including The Snail and Blue Nude.
What’s more, it marks the first time that many of the items will be seen together and, in total, features around 130 pieces from the later stages of Matisse’s career.
The exhibition has been widely praised by national newspapers, with the Daily Telegraph leading the way, saying that the London gallery is home to a “winner” and that the exhibition is “outstanding”.
Meanwhile, the Guardian said: “I eat it with my eyes and never feel sated.”
Speaking to the BBC, Sir Nicholas Serota, the Tate director and co-curator of the show, explained that the artwork is quite deceptive.
“Cut-out sounds a bit simplistic, they are very sophisticated objects,” he remarked.
“The brilliance is that he took the method of a child and deployed it with all the sophistication of an artist who had been painting for 60 years.”
The Tate Modern is one of London’s top attractions, welcoming a huge number of art lovers every year thanks to its impressive range of exhibitions.
Located on the Southbank, the museum is well worth visiting during a stay in the capital and it can easily be reached from London Bridge station, which is not far from the Montcalm Hotel using the underground network.