HENRI MATISSE Signed 1951 Original Lithograph. This rare original lithograph is entitled "Pour Versailles " , from La Pompadour D. 665, and is signed in pencil by the artist on the front lower right "Matisse".
It is also titled and numbered "152/200" (in the margin, under the mat), with full margins, pale light - and time staining, pale scattered foxing, otherwise in good condition. It measures 15" x 21" (sheet), 14 ½" x 11 ¾" (image) and is beautifully matted and framed in a custom made silk mat and gold leafed frame for a total size of 22" x 25 ½". Duthuit-Matisse, Marguerite and Claude Duthuit. HENRI MATISSE: Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre grave etabli avec la collaboration de Francoise Garnaud.
Enri Matisse, born in Le Cateau on December 1869, initially planned a career as a lawyer and even passed the law examinations in Paris in 1888. However, he began to paint after an acute attack of appendicitis and has then proceeded to become a leader in many art circles.
He joined Gustave Moreau's studio at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he met Camoin, Manguin, Marquet and Jean Puy. Matisse experimented with several mediums and styles. His earlier work, especially Luxe, Calme, et Volupte , was very pointilistic as he was very much influenced by Seurat.Matisse became Neo-Impressionistic, using both colors and shapes boldly. His later work emphasized the saturation of color and a simplicity of lines. In several works, he exhibits a plasticity of forms that complements his simplistic and saturated use of color.
In some of his paintings, he transposed patterns which diminished the sense of space in his work. Matisse was a primary mover of the Fauves and was widely recognized, making various connections with the American community in France. Matisse sculpted in clay, bronze and ceramics as well.He also ran an art academy for three years. Many of his paintings featured views out of windows and partial interiors. In 1908, Matisse published "Notes d'un Peintre" which embodied his personal statement as an artist. The item "HENRI MATISSE Hand Signed 1951 Original Lithograph Pour Versailles" is in sale since Sunday, October 24, 2010. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "skf-fineart" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.