upside down

The Boat was hung upside down for 47 days in the Museum of Modern Art

Le Bateau (“The Boat”) is a paper-cut from 1953 by Henri Matisse. The picture is composed from pieces of paper cut out of sheets painted with gouache, and was created during the last years of Matisse’s life. Le Bateau caused a minor stir when the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which housed it, hung […]