In art, a piece of paper cut into a shape and arranged with other cutouts to form designs and picture.Examples: Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), Icarus, Jazz, 1943, stencil print, 16 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches, published by T?riade as plate 8 in Jazz. Matisse is the most reknowned maker of cutouts. Henri Matisse, Polynesia, the Sea, 1946, gouache on paper, glued onto paper, Mus?e National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.