Size: 8 x 10.5 inches
Notes: Poster, small, linen backed
Artist: Matisse, Henri
About The Poster: An exceptional exhibition poster in excellent condition from one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, designed specifically for a retrospective held in 1956, two years after his death. It features his cut-outs, a technique he called "painting with scissors". These were done in the last stages of his artistic career as a result of his deteriorating health, which failed to dampen his desire to play with colour.
About the Artist: 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 twentieth 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)