Henri Matisse Paintings | Drawings | Sculptures | Tapestries
Matisse Ville De Nice lithograph, for his paintings, drawings, sculptures and tapestries exhibition at the Galerie des Ponchettes in Nice, 1950. This lithographic poster was designed by Matisse himself for the exhibition. The illustration is based on two Pasiphaé engravings.
In 1944, Henri Matisse illustrated Henri de Montherlant’s contemporary retelling of Pasiphae, Chant de Minos. Matisse was inspired by the tale of the Minoan bull and channeled his energy into capturing its universal themes of beauty, love and passion. Matisse used linoleum for this project. He liked this soft, malleable material because it captured the subtle movements of his hand.
Size: 74 x 52 cm
Condition: A – No tears, or rips. Good uniformed ageing, as to be expected with vintage prints.
Traditional stone lithograph
Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He is regarded, along with Picasso as one of the artists who defined the revolutionary developments in art throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
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