1948 Original French Matisse Exhibition Poster, Nice, Travail + Joie - Matisse
Size: 39 x 24.5 inches
Artist: Matisse, Henri
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About The Poster: 1948. Original Lithograph (10 colors). Printed by Atelier Mourlot-Paris. Publisher: Ville de Nice. Limited edition of 10,000. (Reference Catalogue Raisonné: Fernand Mourlot - Affiches Originales - Monte Carlo 1959, no. 40 , H. Wichmann/ F. Hufnagl -Künstlerplakate - Neue Sammlung, München 1991, p. 113, Jürgen Döring - Künstlerplakate. Picasso, Warhol, Beuys..., Hamburg, 1998, p. 30). This is an exceptional poster in excellent condition from one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Matisse lived near Nice for much of his life - in fact, the Matisse museum is located in that lovely French city. Part of their website reads: "The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its Italianate gardens, the Hotel Regina where Matisse used to reside, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Since the 5th of January 1963 the Museum has been welcoming vistors to its collection of works left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 until 1954."
Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. (Wikipedia)
From a private collection.