Matisse's Garden

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By Samantha Friedman

One day, Henri Matisse cut a small bird out of a piece of white paper. It was a simple shape, but he liked the way it looked and didn’t want to throw it away, so he pinned it to the wall of his room. But the bird looked lonely all by itself, so he cut out more shapes to join it, and before he knew it, he had transformed his walls into larger-than-life gardens filled with brightly coloured plants and animals and shapes of all sizes.

Featuring colourful cut-paper illustrations and Matisse’s own cut-outs, Matisse’s Garden is the inspiring story of how the artist’s never-ending curiosity and continuous process of trying new things helped turn a small experiment into a radical new form of art.

Children will see how Matisse used nothing but paper and scissors to create simple shapes like squares, leaves and birds, and experimented with scraps of leftover paper and new colour combinations to create lush gardens on his studio walls.


  • Beautiful illustrations and an engaging story.
  • Large fold out pages of Matisse's colourful art.


  • A fantastic introduction to the art of Matisse for little ones.
  • Inspiring ideas for collage art projects you could make at home.
  • Reproductions of Matisse's artwork.
  • Suitable for ages 4+


    This hardback books includes 56 pages and measures 24 x 30cm.

    ISBN: 9780870709104

    Publisher: Thames and Hudson

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