Henri Matisse, ‘Algue blance sur fond rouge’, 1953, Dellasposa
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Henri Matisse

Algue blance sur fond rouge, 1953

Pochoir print hand-coloured on paper
12 3/5 × 9 3/5 in
32 × 24.3 cm
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Dellasposa
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Pochoir print hand-coloured on paper. Printed by Ateliers du Coloris Moderne under the direction of …

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Henri Matisse
French, 1869–1954
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Henri Matisse was a leading figure of Fauvism and, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the modern era. In his paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Matisse experimented with vivid colors, Pointillist techniques, and reduced, flat shapes. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter,” he once said; his subjects of choice included nudes, dancers, still lifes, and interior scenes. Matisse’s animated brushwork and seemingly arbitrary application of bright colors, as in Woman with a Hat (1905), would prove foundational to Fauvism, while his similarly radical The Red Studio (1911) was a seminal, nearly monochromatic study in perspective. Later in life, physically debilitated, Matisse would turn to making bold, cut-paper collages. He has influenced a wide range of important 20th-century painters, from Hans Hofmann and Milton Avery to Tom Wesselmann and David Hockney.

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Pochoir print hand-coloured on paper. Printed by Ateliers du Coloris Moderne under the direction of Y.F. Wils. Published by Galerie Berggruen, Paris

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Henri Matisse
French, 1869–1954
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Henri Matisse was a leading figure of Fauvism and, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the modern era. In his paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Matisse experimented with vivid colors, Pointillist techniques, and reduced, flat shapes. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter,” he once said; his subjects of choice included nudes, dancers, still lifes, and interior scenes. Matisse’s animated brushwork and seemingly arbitrary application of bright colors, as in Woman with a Hat (1905), would prove foundational to Fauvism, while his similarly radical The Red Studio (1911) was a seminal, nearly monochromatic study in perspective. Later in life, physically debilitated, Matisse would turn to making bold, cut-paper collages. He has influenced a wide range of important 20th-century painters, from Hans Hofmann and Milton Avery to Tom Wesselmann and David Hockney.

Henri Matisse

Algue blance sur fond rouge, 1953

Pochoir print hand-coloured on paper
12 3/5 × 9 3/5 in
32 × 24.3 cm
.
Sold
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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