Monday 23rd of November 2015
If you’re a fan of art and you want to see an iconic artwork right in the heart of Liverpool city centre then head to Tate Liverpool to see the Works to Know By Heart: Matisse in Focus exhibition. Running from November 2015 to May 2016 the exhibition is only a short 20 minute drive from our Easirent pick up point in Bootle and has free entry for all.
The Snail 1953, is one of the most iconic works of art by the French painter Henri Matisse and will be at the Tate Liverpool during this exhibition, alongside other works that Matisse produced during his lifetime. Due to the delicate nature of The Snail 1953, which is almost three metres square and one of Matisse’s largest and most significant paper cut outs, this will be the only journey outside of London that the artwork will make.
The work, which is constructed from paper cuttings and tearings which were painted by Matisse’s assistants, is one of the most symbolic pieces of modern art of its time. Matisse produced The Snail 1953 when ill health, which began in the late 1940s, prevented him from painting.
Also on display alongside The Snail 1953, will be many other works of art including portraiture, still life painting, landscape painting and sculpture.
Bring the kids along and let them explore the gallery at their own pace – there will be a special fun station with brightly coloured sheets of paper which they can use to create their own mini artworks.