Cut outs. Color. Contast. A rebel like us, Matisse did it his way.
“Painting with scissors” is how Henri Matisse referred to his cut-outs. Produced towards the end of his life, when the artist was confined to a wheelchair, these brilliant bursts of color and form delight to this day as joyous celebrations of life, nature, and boundless creativity.
Ernst Rebel first graduated at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in painting, graphic design, and art education in 1976. Subsequently he studied art history, philosophy and classical archaeology at the University of Munich. In 1979 he took his doctorate in art history, wrote his professorial thesis in 1988 and since 1992 has been professor of art history and art education at the University of Munich. He has produced numerous publications on the history of prints, on the art and life of Albrecht Dürer and on topics in the theory and teaching of art.