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Henri Matisse

Decoration Masques, 1953

Color lithograph
14 × 40 9/10 in
35.6 × 104 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€750
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Hans den Hollander Prints
Gouda
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Lithograph after Matisse printed at Mourlot in Paris under the supervision of Matisse. Published by …

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Lithograph after Matisse printed at Mourlot in Paris under the supervision of Matisse. Published by Teriade for Verve in 1958.

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Print
Signature
Stone signed with monogram.
Publisher
Teriade Editeur.
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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Lithograph after Matisse printed at Mourlot in Paris under the supervision of Matisse. Published by …

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Lithograph after Matisse printed at Mourlot in Paris under the supervision of Matisse. Published by Teriade for Verve in 1958.

Medium
Print
Signature
Stone signed with monogram.
Publisher
Teriade Editeur.
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

Decoration Masques, 1953

Color lithograph
14 × 40 9/10 in
35.6 × 104 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€750
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