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Paper Cuts Outs (gouaches découpés) of Henri Matisse

Paper Cuts Outs (gouaches découpés)

La Gerbe, one of Matisse's latest

works (1953).

In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed with cancer and, following surgery, he started using a wheelchair. Before undergoing a risky operation in Lyon, he wrote an anxious letter to his son, Pierre, insisting, "I love my family, truly, dearly and profoundly." He left another letter, to be delivered in the event of his...

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Date: 2011-01-02 09:13:26

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Sculpture by Henri Matisse

If Matisse's paintings, for all their chromatic strength, tend to be elegantly composed, the sculptures are often about stresses and struggles. The three-dimensional medium permitted Matisse to twist the figure even more than he had in the painting. He is said to have urged his students to literally adopt the posture of the twisting and contorted bodies of the models as they worked in order to...

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Date: 2011-01-02 09:13:42

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Photographs of Henri Matisse

standing: Claude Renoir, Matisse & Pierre Renoir.

Matisse as he paints his model Henriette, c. 1920.

Matisse with his palette standing in front of the Decorative Figure with an Ornamental Background, 1926-1927.

Matisse drawing in the corner of his apartment in Nice with one of his models dressed in odalisque fashion in 1927-1928.

Matisse and Madame Matisse in the dining room of the fourth-floor...

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Date: 2011-01-02 09:13:39

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Matisse, French Poetry and the Livre d'artiste

Contains 29 etchings printed in black.

Signed in ink on justification page.


Matisse took his first step in illustration when Swiss publisher Skira approached him in 1930 to illustrate the work Poésies, by 19th century French poet Stéphane Mallarmé. Matisse responded to Skira's invitation with great enthusiasm and that summer, devoted most of his attention to the commission while he...

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Date: 2011-01-02 09:13:40

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Quotes by Henri matisse

Matisse in his Own Words

Why have I never been bored? For more than fifty years I have never ceased to work.

When I put a green, it it not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky.

I desire pleasure. I am not a revolutionary by principle. I was educated in an entirely different manner.

My mother liked everything I did. It is from her affection for her that I always drew what theory failed...

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Date: 2011-01-02 09:13:42

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