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Henri Matisse
Interior with Sleeping Figure (Figure endormie dans un intérieur)



An original signed etching with chine collé on Arches paper by French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) titled "Interior with Sleeping Figure (Figure endormie dans un intérieur)", 1929. Hand pencil signed and numbered by Matisse lower right. Limited edition: 22/25. Reference: "Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonee de Ouvrages Illustres" by Claude Duthuit, 1988, (pl. 131), No. 180. Provenance: Ex-collection of John A. Torson New York City, NY; once exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art through their Art Lending Service. (Has original registration on back from MoMA, please see pictures). Sheet size: 11" x 15". Image size: 3.75" x 5". In excellent condition. Rare. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French: 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Along with Picasso, Matisse helped to define and influence radical contemporary art in the 20th century. 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. 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.


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    H 15 in. x W 11 in.

    H 38.1 cm x W 27.94 cm

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    Charlottesville, VA
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About Henri Matisse (Artist)

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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