The Easel

MoMA to Keep Room-Sized Cut-Out ‘The Swimming Pool’ on Permanent Display

A nice post script to the sensational exhibition of Matisse’s ‘cut-outs’ which has just finished at MoMA, having first been at the Tate. It set attendance records in both places, has been widely reviewed (for example, this and this) and has reinforced acclaim for this part of Matisse’s oeuvre. Inspiration for the show apparently began with the multi-year restoration of this picture after 20 years in storage