If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then we’ll let the above do all the talking. Master colorist Henri Matisse. His famous and revolutionary cut-outs — cut and painted sheets that he collaged into compositions, some full room-sized. On view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art till February 8. A must-see. You won’t regret it.

Large Decoration with Masks (Grande Décoration aux Masques), 1953, by Henri Matisse; National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1973.17.1. © 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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