Jazz is one of Matisse’s most sought-after and beloved suites for which he combined his extraordinary ability for painting, drawing, and sculpture in an unprecedented synthesis. The eccentric genius cut the hand-painted sheets of paper and pinned them into compositions celebrating the circus, music, and Tahiti, while also commenting on the political turbulence of the time. The artist and viewers alike delighted in how his paper cut-outs allowed him to “achieve a combination of color and drawing in one single movement.”
We are thrilled to offer our Galerie d’Orsay community this complete portfolio that has never been framed. The colors have not been exposed to the fading effects of the sun and their condition is pristine!
Works from Matisse’s Jazz Suite can found in numerous prestigious public and private international fine art collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Harvard Art Museum, MA, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, NY.