(Excerpt from 'Matisse's Christmas window stars in Tate Modern's landmark show' posted on TATE. Found here http://www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/matisses-christmas-window-stars-tate-moderns-landmark-show)
Henri Matisse’s celebrated stained-glass window, Nuit de Noel and its maquette will be shown together for the first time in the UK in the most comprehensive exhibition of Matisse’s late works ever held, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs opens at Tate Modern on 17 April 2014.
London is the first to host this landmark show before it travels to the Museum of Modern Art in New Yorkfrom14 October 2014 to17 April 2015. The delicacy of the paper cut-outs is such that it is unlikely that these works will ever be brought together in this way again.
The Christmas window was commissioned by Life magazine in January 1952 for celebrations at Rockefeller Center at the end of that year. Matisse made a maquette of cut-and-pasted paper for the work in which a large star appears in Christmas sky over a landscape of organic shapes.
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