Size: 15.75 x 23.25 inches
Artist: Henri Matisse
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 is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped 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 labeled 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.
Foundation Maeght is a privately financed museum in the south of France built in order to exhibit modern and contemporary art in all its forms. Inaugurated in 1964, the museum is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe with paintings, sculptures, and drawings from the 20th century.