The film, recording pictures gathered from all over the world for the London exhibition in 1968, traces the idyllic quality in Henri Matisse's work "When I started to pa...展开int I felt transported into a sort of paradise - starting to paint I felt gloriously free, quiet and alone". The paintings are shown chronologically, culminating the large paper cut-outs.
A film made, during a 1968 exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, of the paintings and painted paper cut-outs (gouaches découpées) of French artist, Henri Matisse (1869-1954). From the exhibition at the Hayward Gallery London. Directed by Lawrence Gowing and John Jones; with quotations from Matisse and music by Erik Satie. Photography Nic Knowland; Assistant Jim Dibling; Music by Erik Satie; Played by Aldo Ciccolini, Jean-Joel Barbier; Editor John Ralph; Production Manager Judith Marriott; Directed by Lawrence Gowing, John Jones. Produced by Allan King Associates for The Arts Council of Great Britain. Colour by Technicolor.