Henri Matisse Aragon Poster
A very rare lithographic Henri Matisse Aragon poster for an archival documentary film by writer/director Francois Campaux about artist Henri Matisse, showing the artist drawing four portraits of his grandson Gerard was shot in such a way as to allow the present author to undertake a detailed eye-hand interaction analysis of the drawing process. Interview with Matisse and footage of artist painting and drawing at his home and studio in Nice, France. Part of the film shows footage of the 1945 Salon d’Automne. With text by Jean Cassou.
Hommage à Henri Matisse par Aragon
Film et projections de l’Oeuvre de Matisse
Grand Amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne, T.E.C., Paris
Printers: Mourlot, Paris
Medium: Original Stone Lithograph
Dimensions: 74 x 51.5 cm
Comes with a certificate of provenance signed and dated.
Matisse studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and became a student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Gustave Moreau. Regarded as the leader of the Fauvist movement, Matisse pursued the expressiveness of colour throughout his career, and by 1917, he celebration of colour reached its peak when he began to spend time on the French Riviera.