Henri Matisse, 'The Snail' 1953

Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
Gouache on paper, cut and pasted on paper mounted on canvas
support: 2864 x 2870 mm
Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1962© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2010

i-Map is an online art resource designed for visually impaired people with a general interest in art, art teachers and their visually impaired pupils. It incorporates text, audio, image enhancement and deconstruction, animation and raised images. Rather than examining the entire artwork at once, i-Map introduces detail in a carefully planned sequence, gradually building towards an understanding of the work as a whole.

The initial phase of i-Map launched in 2002 focused on four pairs of works by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. It explored their artistic innovations, influences and motivations, as well as some of the key concepts in modern art. The second phase, The Everyday Transformed, focuses on six new works from Tate’s collection by artists who all share an interest in the material reality of everyday life and includes an exploration of movements such as Surrealism, Dada, Futurism, Pop Art and Rayonism.