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Henri Matisse

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.

"The Happy Piano" Abstract Contemporary Art, Acrylic on Canvas, Signed, 2018
"The Happy Piano" Abstract Contemporary Art, Ac...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
Contemporary Art "a Full Day of Joy" Large Abstract Composition on Canvas 2018
Contemporary Art "a Full Day of Joy" Large Abst...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
Contemporary Art "The Color Maker" Large Abstract Composition on Canvas 2018
Contemporary Art "The Color Maker" Large Abstra...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
‘A Lovely Day’ Contemporary Art, Acrylic on Canvas, Signed and Dated 2018
‘A Lovely Day’ Contemporary Art, Acrylic on Can...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
Dancer in Half-Leg Pose with Hand to Chin, from: Ten Dancers
Dancer in Half-Leg Pose with Hand to Chin, from...
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French) Title: Dancer in Half-Leg Pose with Hand to Chin, from: Ten Dancers Danseuse à mi-jambes, Main a...
Dancer Asleep on the Sofa, from: Ten Dancers
Dancer Asleep on the Sofa, from: Ten Dancers
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French) Title: Dancer Asleep on the Sofa, from: Ten Dancers Danseuse endormie au Divan, Dix Danseuses, 1...
La Danseuse sur un Tabouret - 1920s - Henri Matisse - Lithograph - Modern
La Danseuse sur un Tabouret - 1920s - Henri Mat...
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Hand Signed. Edition of 130 pieces. This artwork is from the collection "Dix danseures" Published on the catalogue Pully, n. 135, p. 44. Image Dimensions: 45.5 x 26.5 cm
Le Loup
Le Loup
Henri Matisse
1940s Expressionist Animal Prints
Pochoir printed in colours. From: Jazz, Plate VI. From the book edition of 270. Printed on Arches paper by Edmond Vairel, Paris. Published by Teriade, Paris.
Le Cow-boy
Le Cow-boy
Henri Matisse
1940s Expressionist Figurative Prints
Pochoir printed in colours. From: Jazz, Plate XIV. From the book edition of 270. Printed on Arches paper by Edmond Vairel. Published by Teriade, Paris.
Le Lagon
Le Lagon
Henri Matisse
1940s Expressionist Abstract Prints
Pochoir printed in colours. From: Jazz, Plate XVII. From the book edition of 270. Printed on Arches paper by Edmond Vairel. Published by Teriade, Paris.
Jeune Hindoue - 1929 - Henri Matisse - Lithograph - Modern
Jeune Hindoue - 1929 - Henri Matisse - Lithogra...
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Figurative Prints
Lithograph
"Jeune Hindoue" is an original hand-signed and numbered lithograph realized by Henri Matisse in 1929. It is an edition of 50 prints. Excellent conditions. Reference : Catalogue Pully...
Canticle : Double sheet (3 pages) Manuscript with Original Drawings - 1945
Canticle : Double sheet (3 pages) Manuscript wi...
Henri Matisse
1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Ink
Henri MATISSE Canticle Important manuscript enterely handwritten in blue ink Illustrated with drawings (shiny sky, faces...) Signed with the initials of Matisse Three pages on two s...
Dancer Reflected in the Mirror Danseuse reflét...
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice Title: Dancer Reflected in the Mirror Danseuse reflétée dans la Glace, 1927 Technique: Original Hand Sig...
Nu assis, bras gauche sur la tete
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Nude Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph, 1926, on japon paper, with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil From edition of 50 (There were also 10 artists proofs) Size: image: 17 1/4 x 21 in. (43...
"The Dreaming Cloud" Contemporary Art, Acrylic ...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
Le Repos du Modèle
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Nude Prints
Lithograph
Artis's Proof, not numbered, on china paper with wide margins. 1 state (1/2). Image dimensions: 22.5 x 30.5 cm This artwork is one of the 16 lithographs from the portfolio: "Essai s...
A Thousand and One Nights Print
Henri Matisse
1970s Abstract Abstract Prints
Lithograph
Matisse print for the Museum of Art - Carnegie Institute - Pittsburg for their exhibition "A Thousand and One Nights" in 1974. Dimensions without the frame: 53.75 in. W x 28 in. H ...
"The Magical Colors" Contemporary Art, Acrylic ...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
"Feel the Colors" Contemporary Art, Acrylic on ...
Joan Miró, Henri Matisse
2010s Portuguese Expressionist Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
J. Paramés is considered one of the most talented and promising Portuguese artists of his generation. Born in Lisbon in 1978, he studied at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbo...
Henri Matisse - Young Man - Original Etching
Henri Matisse
1940s Modern Portrait Prints
Etching
Henri Matisse - Young Man - Original Etching Printed Signature Publication information : Alternance, Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946 Edition of 340 Reference: Duthuit-Garnaud 268; MATISSE'S...
Repos sur la banquette
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Figurative Prints
Vellum, Lithograph
Lithograph on Arches Vellum paper, Edition of 50 Paper size: 49.5 x 65.5 cms (19 1/2 x 25 3/4 ins) Image size: 44.5 x 54.5 cms (17 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins)
Buste de jeune fille, les bras croisés
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on Japon paper, Edition of 50 Paper size: 35 x 27.8 cms (13 3/4 x 11 ins) Image size: 18.6 x 12.8 cms (7 1/2 x 5 ins)
Florentine
Henri Matisse
1930s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Linocut
Linocut on Daragnès paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 52 x 33 cms (20 1/2 x 13 ins) image size: 18.5 x 14.3 cms (7 5/8 x 5 5/8 ins)
Intérieur, la lecture
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on Chine paper, Edition of 50 Paper size: 39 x 31 cms (15.4 x 12.2 ins) Image size: 27.2 x 19 cms (11 5/8 x 7 1/2 ins)
Tête penchée et Bocal de Poissons
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Etching
Etching on Chine appliqué on Arches Velin paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 28.5 x 38 cms (11 1/4 x 15 ins) Plate size: 14.9 x 19.6 cms (5 7/8 x 7 5/8 ins)
Nu assis, chevelure claire
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Nude Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on Japon paper, Edition of 50 Paper size: 43.7 x 28.1 cms (17.2 x 11.1 ins) Image size: 39.1 x 23.7 cms (15 3/8 x 9 1/4 ins)
Marguerite III
Henri Matisse
1940s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on Arches Velin paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 45 x 32 cms (17 5/8 x 12 5/8 ins) Image size: 30 x 22.8 cms (11 3/4 x 9 ins)
Nu, odalisque au coffret
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on Arches Velin paper, Edition of 50 Paper size: 50.6 x 66 cms (19 7/8 x 26 ins) Image size: 45.4 x 54 cms (17 7/8 x 21 1/4 ins)
Orientale à la croix trifoliée
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on Arches Velin paper, Edition of 50 Paper size: 65 x 50.5 cms (25 1/2 x 19 7/8 ins) Image size: 54.3 x 45 cms (21 3/8 x 17 3/4 ins)
Fillette
Henri Matisse
1940s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lithograph on vellum paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 33 x 26.5 cms (13 x 10 1/2 ins) Image size: 31.5 x 21.2 cms (12 3/8 x 8 3/8 ins)
Masque aux rouleaux
Henri Matisse
1940s Impressionist Portrait Prints
Aquatint
Aquatint on BFK Rives paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 56 x 38 cms (22 x 15 ins) Image size: 34.8 x 27.7 cms (13 3/4 x 10 7/8 ins)
La Belle Tahitienne
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
This piece is an original linocut on wove paper created by Henri Matisse in 1938. It is hand signed and numbered 17/25 from the edition of 25. This piece measures 30.5 x 25 inches f...
Original Vintage French Art & Exhibition Poster...
Henri Matisse
Vintage 1960s French Aesthetic Movement Posters
This contemporary colourful original vintage poster was commissioned in the 1960s by the French Government to promote tourism. This piece is also titled: La Danseuse Creole (or the C...
The Beast of the Sea after Matisse, framed lith...
Henri Matisse
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints
Glass, Wood, Paper
This colorful framed lithograph is a vintage reproduction of an original paper-cut out by Henri Matisse. He originally created the image in 1950 using gouache and collaged and cut pa...
Lassitude
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse Lassitude, 1925 Lithograph on Japanese vellum Image: 7 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches Sheet: 13 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches Edition of 50
Jeune fille au col d'organdi
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse Jeune fille au col d'organdi, 1923 Lithograph on China paper Image: 7 7/8 x 5 15/16 inches Sheet: 14 15/16 x 11 3/8 inches Edition of 50
Jeune fille en robe fleurie au col d'organdi
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse Jeune fille en robe fleurie au col d'organdi, 1923 Lithograph on China paper Image: 8 9/16 x 5 3/4 inches Sheet: 14 15/16 x 11 1/4 inches Edition of 50
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire from André Rouveyre, Apollinaire, Paris, Raisons d'Etre, 1952 (Duthuit books 31) Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/...
Pasiphae Plate 53
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 53 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 48
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 48 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
Pasiphae Plate 44
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 44 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 23
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 23 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2" x 15" Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38
Pasiphae Plate 24
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 24 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 16 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Refer...
Pasiphae Plate 22
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 22 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 18 3/4 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 25
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 24 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 32
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 24 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 35
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 35 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 38
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 38 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Pasiphae Plate 42
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 42 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 16 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Refer...
Pasiphae Plate 54
Henri Matisse
1980s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 54 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
Lithograph After Original Matisse Drawing
Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Prints
Paper
Lithograph or plate from the book Dessins: Themes et Variations. Edited by Martin Fabiani (Paris) in 1943. In good original condition. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French a...
Lithograph after Original Matisse Drawing
Henri Matisse, Martin Fabiani
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Prints
Paper
Lithograph / Plate from the book Dessins: Themes et Variations. Edited by Martin Fabiani (Paris) in 1943. In good original condition. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French ar...
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
Original Vintage Poster Henri Matisse 1950 Orig...
Henri Matisse
Vintage 1950s French Modern Posters
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...
Nu Au Coussin Bleu
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Figurative Prints
Lithograph
This piece is an original lithograph by Henri Matisse, done in 1924. It is hand signed in pencil and numbered 5/50 from the edition of 50 on Arches vellum. There are also 2 state pr...
Tree - Stone lithograph - Mourlot 1965
Henri Matisse
1960s Modern Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse Tree Stone lithograph in colors (printed in Atelier Mourlot) Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 38 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11 in) INFORMATION : Edited for the ...
Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Yellow Flowers
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Yellow Flowers Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollin...
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY Y...
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Three Faces
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Three Faces Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
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