Josephine McReynolds on Henri Matisse’s Swimming Pool

Made two years before his death, Matisse’s immersive cutouts are a playful return to the touch and technique of childhood art.
Apr 30, 2021

In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Membership guest specialist Josephine McReynolds dives into Henri Matisse’s Swimming Pool and finds a renewed sense of play...and a metaphor for the arc of a human life.

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