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Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (France, 1869–1954)
Henri Matisse (France, 1869–1954)

Whether working as a draftsman, a sculptor, a printmaker or a painter Henri Matisse was a master of color. Although classically trained at the Académie Julian, in Paris, he quickly abandoned traditional techniques and genres to pioneer a style all his own, marked by quick, gestural strokes and fluid contours.


     Along with fellow painter André Derain, Matisse was the leading proponent of Fauvism, a movement whose name is derived from the French word for "wild beast.” Marked by vibrant hues, Fauvist paintings like Matisse’s famous 1906 composition Le Bonheur de vivre, use wild, active brushstrokes and a palette unconstrained by nature, resulting in women with purple skin and trees with orange leaves. Often, these compositions unite pure color with the white of exposed canvas to create a sense of transparency and light.


     In addition to masterful landscapes and still lifes, Matisse loved to paint erotic subjects, particularly the female nude. Rejecting strict realism, he distilled the form into its essential parts and then translated these into voluptuous, rounded contours. In pictures like the lithograph Nu Bleu, he explored the expressive power of a body in motion by placing his figures in twisted or conrtorted poses, transforming their limbs into tangles of color and shape that pushfigure painting toward abstraction.

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Henri Matisse Bleu Lithography, circa 1980
By Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Henri Matisse Bleu Lithography, circa 1980. Edited by Edition des Nouvelles Images, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beaut...
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1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse Bleu Lithography, circa 1980
By Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Henri Matisse Bleu Lithography, circa 1980. Edited by Edition des Nouvelles Images, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beaut...
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1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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"Grande tete de Katia" Portrait by Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Pasadena, CA
A thoughtful portrait of a woman titled "Grande Tete de Katia" drawn by Henri Matisse in 1950s. This lithograph printed at the time of Matisse estate in 1994. Signature of Matisse...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Fuchsia Abstract Henri Matisse Silkscreen Dedicated to Picasso
By Henri Matisse
Located in Pasadena, CA
A silkscreen print first edition in 2 colors on 250g Arches vellum pure rag paper after a gouache cut-out painted by Matisse in 1947 and dedicated to Picasso. Henri Matisse is often...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Lithograph after Original Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Flowers Lithograph in Paper after Original Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Portrait Lithograph in Paper after Original Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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After Henri Matisse Lithograph, Nu Aux Orange
By Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Early 2000s French Modern Henri Matisse

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"Danseuse Assise" 'Sitting Dancer' Lithograph by Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Pasadena, CA
The original drawing of this lithograph has been made in 1939 by Henri Matisse with blended stump and charcoal on Montval paper and it was printed on the occasion of Matisse Estate i...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Henri Matisse

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Lithograph after Original Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Lithograph after Original Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse Graphique de France Original Vintage Poster
By Henri Matisse
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Henri Matisse Graphique de France original vintage poster.
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1990s Henri Matisse

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Mid Century Henri Matisse Maison De La Pensee Lithograph Exhibition Poster
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Diego, CA
Highly collectible midcentury Henri Matisse Maison De La Pensee lithograph exhibition poster, circa 1950s. The piece is from the French Posters Collection and is in very nice unframe...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Henri Matisse

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Lithograph after a Henri Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Wonderful lithograph after a line drawing of 1942 #I9 signed and dated in the in the plate. Vélin Paper Image size 9" x 12" From a rare book "Henri Matisse: Designs, Themes and Var...
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1940s French Vintage Henri Matisse

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Lithograph after a Henri Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Wonderful lithograph after a line drawing of 1947 #B7 signed and dated in the in the plate. Vélin Paper Image size 9" x 12" From a rare book "Henri Matisse: Designs, Themes and Var...
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1940s French Vintage Henri Matisse

Selection of vibrant Jazz series offset lithographs after Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of vibrant "Jazz" series lithographs, as published in the facsimile edition book "Henri Matisse: Jazz" (New York: Museum of Modern Art and George Braziller, Inc., 1983). We...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Henri Matisse

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Original Vintage Poster by Henri Matisse, 1950 Henri Matisse was a very famous French artist, known for his use of color. His practice extended to painting, sculpture and printmak...
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Lithograph After Original Matisse Drawing
By Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
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  • Lithograph After Original Matisse Drawing
  • Lithograph After Original Matisse Drawing
H 9.85 in. W 12.8 in. D 0.04 in.
Lithograph after Original Matisse Drawing, 1942
By Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Etching by Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Charleston, SC
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