Mr Matisse and His Cutouts by Annemarie van Haeringen

Mr. Matisse and His CutoutsMr. Matisse and His Cutouts by Annemarie van Haeringen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is elegant, artistic, and inspiring. That being said, I probably won't be ordering a copy for the library, because I'm not sure that it will have a wide enough appeal.

The artwork is lovely, and Matisse's passion for art is evident and contagious. There's a confusing bit about his abdominal cancer being caused by the sun leaving his belly, but perhaps it's easier to understand than explaining all of the details of his illness.

I would recommend this book for one-on-one reading with children interested in art, or even for children whose loved one is facing a serious illness. It may help them understand how the individual may not be able to do all of the exact things they used to do, but they still have the same passions and can find other ways to fulfill them.

As an adult, I enjoyed the book, and am feeling a bit more inclined to appreciate beauty around me, and to try to contribute to it.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available in exchange for an honest review.

decafJess