Matisse, Henri

1970 Original French Matisse Exhibition Poster, Grand Palais Cut Out

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  • 1970 Original French Matisse Exhibition Poster, Grand Palais Cut Out

Matisse, Henri

1970 Original French Matisse Exhibition Poster, Grand Palais Cut Out

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Date: 1970
Size:  17 x 23.5 inches
Artist: Matisse, Henri

A poster for an exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse held at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1970. Poster is lined and in very good condition. 

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. 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. Due to health reasons, Matisse stopped painting in the 1940s and turned almost exclusively to cut-outs as his medium of artistic expression. He "would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes—from the vegetal to the abstract—which he then arranged into lively compositions, striking for their play with color and contrast, their exploitation of decorative strategies, and their economy of means." (MoMA)