Wandering through the Matisse exhibit at the IMA was an eye opening experience for me. I have always loved his paintings, but had no idea how amazing his sculptures were.

I particularly loved this piece. In the background you can see the sketch of the person reclining on a couch. As Matisse transferred this image to a three dimensional sculpture the couch vanishes and the person seems to be floating in space. Instead of a relaxed view, there is a bit of tension, as if the woman is working to hold herself in that position. 

The Matisse exhibit runs through January 12 don’t miss the opportunity to see this terrific collection of his work.