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Henri Matisse Art

French, 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. With its striking colors and sculptural modeling of the figure, Odalisque couchée aux magnolias is among Matisse’s most famous works — and the most expensive work of his ever sold — depicting Henriette Darricarrère, his muse and favorite model for around seven years, lounging luxuriously in his Nice studio. In pictures like the lithograph Nu Bleu, he explored the expressive power of a body in motion by placing his figures in twisted or contorted poses, transforming their limbs into tangles of color and shape that push figure painting toward abstraction.

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Artist: Henri Matisse
Plate 15: Un Meuglement Different des Autres (A Moo Different from Others)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Plate 15: Un Meuglement Different des Autres (A Moo Different from Others) Portfolio: Pasiphae Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Year: 1944 Edition: 200 S...
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1940s Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Henri Matisse Drawing Of A Nude Torso From Matisse Estate
By Henri Matisse
Located in Dallas, TX
Henri Matisse (French 1869-1954) Pencil Drawing Of A nude torso Catalogued as Number Z 542 in the Artist Archives Pencil on paper, c. 1900. Sheet: 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. Framed: 22...
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Early 1900s Aesthetic Movement Henri Matisse Art

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Paper

Henri Matisse Pencil Of Nude By Chair From Matisse Estate
By Henri Matisse
Located in Dallas, TX
Henri Matisse Original Pencil On Paper Study Of A Standing Nude Next To Chair Pencil on paper Unsigned. Sheet: 8.85 x 13.75 Inches Framed: 25.6 x 21.6 Inches The authenticity of t...
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Early 1900s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Paper

'L'Escargot' Modern Art Colour Lithograph on Wove Paper
By Henri Matisse
Located in Toronto, CA
Signed on the plate by Matisse. From the portfolio ‘Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-1954’, known as Verve Vol. IX No. 35 & 36. Printed by Mourlot in Paris. Henri Matisse oversaw ...
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1950s Fauvist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Algue Blanche sur fond Viole
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Henri Matisse Algue Blanche sur fond Viole, 1960 Original Lithograph unknown edition size not signed 59.4 x 42.9 cm 71 x 51 cm (framed)
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1960s Abstract Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Still Life With Goldfish I By Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in New Orleans, LA
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French Still Life with Goldfish I Singed "Monotype / Henri Matisse" Monotype on paper (chine collé) This exceptional work of art encapsulates the genius...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Paper, Monotype

Le Turban by Henri Matisse - Portrait, Ink Drawing
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
*PLEASE NOTE UK BUYERS WILL ONLY PAY 5% VAT ON THIS PURCHASE. Le Turban by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Pen and India ink on paper 51.5 x 39 cm (20 ¹/₄ x 15 ³/₈ inches) Signed and date...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Paper, India Ink, Pen

Henri Matisse -- Visage À La Frange
By Henri Matisse
Located in BRUCE, ACT
Henri Matisse Visage À La Frange, 1913 lithograph on japon paper Edition: 34/50 Hand signed with initials and numbered below the image Image size 49.0 x 32.5 cm Frame size 70.0 x 5...
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1910s Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Teeny - Original linocut, 1938 - Referenced in Duthuit #723
By Henri Matisse
Located in Paris, FR
Henri MATISSE Teeny Original linocut Printed signature in the plate On light wove paper 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 From the unsigned, ...
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1930s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

The Dancer, School Prints, Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Lithograph on English cartridge paper. Edition: 3,000. Inscription: Signed in the plate and unnumbered. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: Published...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Baigneuse dans les Roseaux
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours based on the cut-out of the same title, 1952 From 'Verve' Magazine Volume IX, Nos 35 & 36: 'Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54' Pr...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse - Nu Bleu I
By Henri Matisse
Located in Central, HK
Henri Matisse - Nu Bleu I 4-color print on acid-free age-resistant 270g Rives Paper Sheet Size: 80 x 60cm Image Size: 53 x 72.5cm
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2010s Henri Matisse Art

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Paper

Underwater life - Lithograph - San Lazzaro 1954
By Henri Matisse
Located in Paris, FR
Henri MATISSE Underwater life, 1954 Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate On light wove paper 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Published by San Lazzaro / XXèm...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Exhibition Poster: Jacques Benador Gallery, Modern Lithograph Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Long Island City, NY
Original lithograph poster for the Matisse exhibition at the Galerie Jacques Benador, Geneva 1980. The center of the composition features an image of a drawing by Henri Matisse of a ...
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1980s Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse - The Open Window, Collioure (Framed), 1905
By Henri Matisse
Located in Central, HK
This print features a reproduction of The Open Window Collioure (1905) by Henri Matisse, the world-reknowned French artist. It’s mounted and laminated for protection from dust and UV...
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2010s Henri Matisse Art

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Wood, Paper

Nu au Bracelet, Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
An image of simplicity and grace, Nu au Bracelet was created by Henri Matisse in 1940 as an original linocut measuring 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches (32 x 24.4 ...
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20th Century Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Henri Matisse Loan Exhibition vintage exhibition poster " Beverly Hills
By Henri Matisse
Located in Spokane, WA
Original vintage exhibition poster: HENRI MATISSE EXHIBITION. Linen baked in excellent condition, ready to frame. The background is a flat...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Danseuse Créole
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours based on the cut-out of the same title, 1952 From 'Verve' Magazine Volume IX, Nos 35 & 36: 'Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54' Pr...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Untitled (original etching for Alternance)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1946 at the atelier Lacouriere on BFK Rives paper and published in a limited edition of 300 for the "Alternance" portfolio (a collective art and ...
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1940s Henri Matisse Art

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Etching

original woodcut for Pierre a feu Les miroirs profonds
By Henri Matisse
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original woodcut. Printed in 1947 in an edition of 950 on Rives wove paper for "Pierre a feu / Les miroirs profonds" and published in Paris by Maeght. Image size: 8 1/4 x 6 1...
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1940s Henri Matisse Art

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Woodcut

Henri Matisse - La Gerbe Framed Print
By Henri Matisse
Located in Central, HK
This print features a reproduction of La Gerbe (1953), by Henri Matisse, an artist whose work is renowned globally. It's mounted and laminated for protection from dust and UV rays, ...
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2010s Henri Matisse Art

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Wood, Paper

La Negresse
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours based on the cut-out of the same title, 1952 From 'Verve' Magazine Volume IX, Nos 35 & 36: 'Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54' Pr...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Nu Bleu II
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours based on the cut-out of the same title, 1952 From 'Verve' Magazine Volume IX, Nos 35 & 36: 'Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54' Pr...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

L'escargot
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours based on the cut-out of the same title, 1952 From 'Verve' Magazine Volume IX, Nos 35 & 36: 'Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54' Pr...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Acrobates
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Lithograph in colours based on the cut-out of the same title, 1952 From 'Verve' Magazine Volume IX, Nos 35 & 36: 'Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54' Pr...
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1950s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Pasiphae Plate 10: Tout joyeux de sa jeune force
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Plate 10: Tout joyeux de sa jeune force (Rejoicing in his Young Strength) Portfolio: Pasiphae Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Date: 1944 Edition: 200 Sh...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 12: Seule, au pied du grand caroubier
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Plate 12: Seule, au pied du grand caroubier (Only, At the Foot of the Great Carob Tree) Portfolio: Pasiphae Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Date: 1944 E...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Nadia au visage rond
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Henri Matisse Nadia au visage rond 1948 Aquatint on Marais wove paper, Edition of 25 Paper Size: 60.2 x 46.4 cms (23 3/4 x 18 1/4 ins) Image Size: 44.4 x 34.7 cms (17 1/2 x 13 5/8 in...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Aquatint

Pasiphae Plate 4: L'Angoisse qui s'Amasse en Frappant sous la Gorge
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Plate 4: L'Angoisse qui s'Amasse en Frappant sous la Gorge (Mounting Anxiety that Rises in her Throat) Portfolio: Pasiphae Medium: Linocut on Arches vell...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Jeune Hindoue - Lithograph by Henri matisse - 1929
By Henri Matisse
Located in Roma, IT
"Jeune Hindoue" is an original hand-signed and numbered lithograph realized by Henri Matisse in 1929. It belongs to an edition of 50 prints. Excellent condition. Reference : Duthuit...
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1920s Fauvist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

La Danseuse sur un Tabouret - Lithograph by Henri matisse - 1927
By Henri Matisse
Located in Roma, IT
Hand Signed. Edition of 130 pieces. This artwork is from the collection "Dix danseures"  Ref. Duthuit 481 Very good condition.
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1920s Fauvist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

The Cyclops (Ulysses, PL.205)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Greenwich, CT
This etching on paper, 11.75 x 8.25" image size, is signed ‘Henri Matisse’ lower right, numbered lower left, and framed in a beautiful, custom gold-leaf frame. From the edition of 15...
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1930s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Etching, Paper

The Circe Episode (Ulysses, PL.203)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Greenwich, CT
This etching on paper, 11.75 x 8.25" image size, is signed ‘Henri Matisse’ lower right, numbered lower left, and framed in a beautiful, custom gold-leaf frame. From the edition of 15...
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1930s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Etching, Paper

Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings - French Impressionism Portrait
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
This original etching is hand signed in black ink by the artist "Henri Matisse" at the lower right margin. The work is from the edition of 1,000 published alongside 50 reproductions...
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1950s Impressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Etching

The Calypso Episode (Ulysses, PL.201)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Greenwich, CT
This etching on paper, 11.75 x 8.25", is signed ‘Henri Matisse’ lower right, numbered lower left, and framed in a beautiful, custom gold-leaf frame. From the edition of 150, numbered...
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1930s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Etching, Paper

Henri Matisse. La leçon de piano
By Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, ES
The painting is being offered with a work and authenticity certificate
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1980s Abstract Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958
By Henri Matisse
Located in Richmond, GB
Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958 In 1941 Matisse underwent abdominal surgery after which he found painting to be physically taxing. Increasi...
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20th Century Henri Matisse Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Teeny
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Linocut by Henri Matisse - Teeny Artist : Henri MATISSE 1938/1959 with the artist's printed monogram and inverted date, as issued 31 x 24 cm ...
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1930s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Patitcha
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Henri Matisse Patitcha 1947 Aquatint on BFK Rives paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 55.5 x 38 cms (22 x 15 ins) Image size: 34.9 x 27.6 cm (13 3/4 x 10 7/8 ins) HM15405 Selected Coll...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Aquatint

. . . ET SE COUCHER CHAQUE SOIR DANS SON MALHEUR . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Figure Reading - Etching - Fauvism - French Art
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French) Title: Figure Reading Figure lisant, 1929 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching o...
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1920s Fauvist Henri Matisse Art

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Etching

Nadia au regard attentif
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Aquatint on Marais wove paper Edition of 25 Signed and numbered 25/25 in pencil lower right Duthuit 794
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Mid-20th Century Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Aquatint

Henri Matisse Drawing 'Femme souriante' 1942
By Henri Matisse
Located in Miami, FL
This beautiful Henri Matisse Drawing 'Femme souriante'' was conceived in July of 1942. It is in excellent condition, signed and dated 'H. Matisse...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Paper, India Ink

Tête de Femme (Fribourg livres illustrés 25; Duthuit 23), 1948, Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Title: Tête de Femme Year: 1948 Medium: Lithograph on Chine Appliqué (China paper mounted on wove paper) Size: 9.75 x 7.50 Condition: Excellent Insc...
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1940s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958
By Henri Matisse
Located in Richmond, GB
Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958 In 1941 Matisse underwent abdominal surgery after which he found painting to be physically taxing. Increasi...
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20th Century Henri Matisse Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958
By Henri Matisse
Located in Richmond, GB
Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958 In 1941 Matisse underwent abdominal surgery after which he found painting to be physically taxing. Increasi...
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20th Century Henri Matisse Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Pasiphae Frontispiece
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Pasiphae Frontispiece Portfolio: Pasiphae Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Date: 1944 Edition: 200 Frame Size: 19 3/4" x 17 1/4" Sheet Size: 13 3/4" x 10...
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20th Century Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Linocut

Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958
By Henri Matisse
Located in Richmond, GB
Henri Matisse: Colour Lithographs after the Cut-Outs, Framed Print, 1958 In 1941 Matisse underwent abdominal surgery after which he found painting to be physically taxing. Increasi...
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20th Century Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Odalisque, brasero et coup de fruits
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
A very good, richly-inked impression of this lithograph. Signed and numbered 57/100 in pencil by Matisse. Printed at the studio of Duchatel, Paris 1929.
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1920s Fauvist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse – Le Repos du modèle - hand-signed lithograph - 1922
By Henri Matisse
Located in Varese, IT
HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954) Le Repos du modèle lithograph, on Japanese paper, 1922, Duthuit’s first state (of two), signed in pencil by artist, one of 85 signed impressions from a plan...
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1920s Post-Impressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Untitled from Les Lettres Portugaises
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: lithograph Portfolio: Untitled from Les Lettres Portugaises Year: 1946 Edition: 250 Framed Size: 16 3/4" x 14 1/2" Reference: Duthuit 15 Signed: Unsigned
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1940s Fauvist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Standing Dancer, Leaning from: Ten Dancers - Lithograph - French - Fauvism Art
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French) Title: Standing Dancer, Leaning, from: Ten Dancers Danseuse debout, accoudée, Dix Danseuses, 1925...
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1920s Post-Impressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Lassitude
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
Henri MATISSE Lassitude, 1925 Edition of 50 Lithograph, on Japanese vellum Image: 7 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches (19 x 12.9 cm) Sheet: 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches (35.2 x 27.6 cm) Ref: Duthuit 45...
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1920s Expressionist Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Figure assise, le bras droit appuye sur une table - Etching by H. Matisse - 1929
By Henri Matisse
Located in Roma, IT
Seated figure is an original modern artwork realized by Henri Matisse in 1929. Etching on Chine appliquè on Arches Velin paper. Original title: Figure assise, le bras droit appuye ...
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1920s Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Etching

Original exhibition poster by Henri Matisse Centenaire de l'Imprimerie Mourlot
By Henri Matisse
Located in PARIS, FR
"Composition pour le Centenaire de l'Imprimerie Mourlot" is the original exhibition poster created by Henri Matisse for the centenary of the Mourlot printing company which took place...
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1950s Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Paraphrase d'un Chant d'Enfant dans le Soir, from Poesies Antillaises
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Paraphrase d'un Chant d'Enfant dans le Soir Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Medium: Lithograph Year: 1972 Edition: 250 Frame Size: 24" x 20 1/4" Sheet Siz...
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1970s Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

La blouse turque - Étude de jambes
By Henri Matisse
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
La blouse turque - Étude de jambes is a lithograph from 1925 printed on Japan paper. There were 50 in the regular edition and 10 Artist Proofs. The piece is signed and numbered 30...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

Marine, from Poesies Antillaises
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Marine Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Medium: Lithograph Year: 1972 Edition: 250 Frame Size: 24" x 20 1/4" Sheet Size: 14 7/8" x 11 1/8" Image Size: 14 3...
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1970s Henri Matisse Art

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Lithograph

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Find a wide variety of authentic Henri Matisse art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange, purple, yellow and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Henri Matisse in lithograph, etching, linocut and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the modern style. Not every interior allows for large Henri Matisse art, so small editions measuring 4 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Paul Gavarni, Leonor Fini, and Raoul Dufy. Henri Matisse art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $555 and tops out at $170,000, while the average work can sell for $15,250.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henri Matisse's artistic style is largely classified as Fauvism. His colorful, expressive paintings also helped to influence Expressionist art. Some of the French artist's most famous paintings include Blue Nudes, La Danse and Le Bonheur de Vivre. Find a collection of Henri Matisse on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Henri Matisse stopped painting due to health concerns. In 1941, the French artist required surgery for cancer and used a wheelchair afterward. The physical limitations of his disability made it difficult for the artist to continue to produce both paintings and sculptures. However, he adapted by cutting shapes from colored paper for creative new works. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Henri Matisse art from some of the world's top dealers and galleries.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henri Matisse, throughout his decades-long career, had a number of different impacts upon the art world. However, his seminal works in so-called Fauvism (French for ‘wild beast’) set him apart from the start. With strident use of color and seemingly wild brushwork, works from Matisse’s formative periods are among the most highly sought after by collectors. You’ll find a collection of expertly-vetted Matisse pieces from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    Henri Matisse's art style is associated with several movements, including Postimpressionism and Fauvism. He was also the leading proponent of Fauvism, a movement with a name 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 the exposed canvas to create a sense of transparency and light. Shop a variety of Henri Matisse art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henri Matisse created Icarus in 1947. It was printed using a stencil technique and was later included among 20 other pieces in his book Jazz. Shop a selection of Matisse’s pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    Some of Henri Matisse's most famous paintings include Le Bonheur de Vivre, Blue Nude (Souvenir de Biskra), Woman with a Hat, Music, The Green Stripe and L'Atelier Rouge. Matisse also worked as a draftsman, printmaker and sculptor. Regardless of what medium he was working in, the French artist was a master of color. Although classically trained at the Académie Julian in Paris, he abandoned traditional techniques and genres to pioneer a style all his own, marked by quick gestural strokes and fluid contours. Find an assortment of Henri Matisse art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henri Matisse's last painting was completed in 1951, and was titled Woman in Yellow Blouse. He also created a piece called The Swimming Pool, in 1952, which featured cutouts of divers and sea creatures in hues of blue. Shop a selection of Henri Matisse pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.

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