Perspectives Art Explained

How to read a Matisse

Mar 27, 2013 2 MINUTES
"There are these gorgeous, sublime images, but there's also a sense of worry."

Curator Rebecca Rabinow on "Jazz," an illustrated book by Henri Matisse.

Explore this object:

Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Anne-Marie Kellen

© 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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