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Matisse Christmas Piece set for Tate Modern Appearance

Date Posted: 18/12/13

Matisse Christmas Piece set for Tate Modern Appearance

Tate have chosen the run-up to Christmas to highlight the fact that Nuit de Noel - a stained glass window designed by Henri Matisse - along with the paper maquette he created for it, are set to be put on display alongside each other next year at the Tate Modern.

When Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs kicks off in April 2014, it will be the first time these have been shown in an exhibition in the UK.

The show, which will be in place at the gallery until September, before heading to New York City for a stint at the Museum of Modern Art, focuses on late works by the famed French artist.

Organisers say that, given how delicate the cut out paper works involved in the show are, they probably won't be shown together in the same way ever again.

Tate reports that Nuit de Noel came out of a Life magazine commission in the early 1950s. Matisse created a paper-based maquette, and this later went to a stained glass craftsman called Paul Bony, with the final 11 ft high window then being created.

Stays at London hotels could give you lots of time to see the Tate Modern and the city's other brilliant galleries.

Posted by Jess Gibson

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