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Henri Matisse

Nadia au menton pointu, 1948

Aquatint on Marais wove paper
26 × 19 9/10 in
66 × 50.5 cm
Edition 19/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Watermark Par Fil, signed in pencil, numbered …

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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Watermark Par Fil, signed in pencil, numbered 19/25, the full sheet, with deckle edges above and below, mount-staining, otherwise in good condition, framed.
Plate 434 x 348 mm., Sheet 660 x 505 mm.

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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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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Watermark Par Fil, signed in pencil, numbered …

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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Watermark Par Fil, signed in pencil, numbered 19/25, the full sheet, with deckle edges above and below, mount-staining, otherwise in good condition, framed.
Plate 434 x 348 mm., Sheet 660 x 505 mm.

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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de …

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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

Nadia au menton pointu, 1948

Aquatint on Marais wove paper
26 × 19 9/10 in
66 × 50.5 cm
Edition 19/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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