The Sorrows of the King

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The Sorrows of the King
The Sorrows of the King.jpg
Artist Henri Matisse
Year 1952
Type Gouache on paper on canvas
Dimensions 292 cm × 386 cm (115 in × 152 in)
Location Pompidou Centre, Paris

The Sorrows of the King is a collage using cut out paper shapes by Henri Matisse from 1952. It was made from paper he had coloured with gouache paint and is mounted on canvas. Its size is 292 x 386 cm. It is his final self-portrait.[1] During the early-to-mid-1940s Matisse was in poor health. Eventually by 1950 he stopped painting in favor of his paper cutouts. The Sorrows of the King, is an example of Matisse's final body of works known as the cutouts.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Henri Matisse", Pompidou Centre. Retrieved 25 December 2007.