Henri Matisse Art

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.

Teeny - Original linocut, 1938 - Referenced in Duthuit #723
Teeny - Original linocut, 1938 - Referenced in ...
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Henri MATISSE Teeny Original linocut Printed signature in the plate On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
Madame Pompadour
Madame Pompadour
Henri Matisse
20th Century Modern Prints and Multiples
Lithograph
This original lithograph was created in 1955. From the edition of 2850 measuring 12 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (31.5 x 25 cm). Published by Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo. (Rausch 340; D. 670)
Polypheme
Polypheme
Henri Matisse
1930s Figurative Prints
Etching
This piece is an original soft-ground etching by Henri Matisse, done in 1935. This image was created to illustrate James Joyce's "Ulysses", which is based on Greek mythologies. Speci...
Repos sur la banquette
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)
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Colette
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Colette
Henri Matisse
1950s Modern Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph by Henri Matisse - Colette Artist : Henri MATISSE 22 x 16 cm with the printed signature, as issued in the limited edition of the subject's novel "Vagabonde&q...
 Catherinette
Catherinette
Henri Matisse
1940s Prints and Multiples
Lithograph
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice Title: Catherinette, 1946 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Marais Paper Paper ...
La capeline de paille d’Italie
La capeline de paille d’Italie
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
Tête penchée et Bocal de Poissons
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Teeny - Original linocut, 1938 - Referenced in ...
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Henri MATISSE Teeny Original linocut Printed signature in the plate On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
Circe
Henri Matisse
1930s Figurative Prints
Etching
This piece is an original soft-ground etching by Henri Matisse, done in 1935. This image was created to illustrate James Joyce's "Ulysses", which is based on Greek mythologies. Howev...
Lied Dement, from Poesies Antillaises
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Aube Antillaise, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition: 185/250 Framed Size: 28 x 24 inc...
Biadjaws, from Poesies Antillaises
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Aube Antillaise, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition: 185/250 Framed Size: 28 x 24 inc...
Interior with Sleeping Figure (Figure endormie ...
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Nude Prints
Etching
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)", 192...
Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
Nu au fauteuil sur fond moucharabieh
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
La Persane
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
Le Grand Nu
Henri Matisse
Early 1900s Nude Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
Marie-José en robe jaune
Henri Matisse
1950s Portrait Prints
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
La Danse
Henri Matisse
1930s Abstract Prints
Etching, Aquatint
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
Jeune étudieant de trois-quarts
Henri Matisse
1950s Portrait Prints
Aquatint
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
Bédouine au long visage
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Aquatint
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
D.483 (Dancer on Wooden Armchair) from Dix Dans...
Henri Matisse
1920s Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints
Lithograph
This piece is an original lithograph by Henri Matisse, published in 1927. It is from the series entitled "Dix Danseuses", which consists of 10 original lithographs. The original pl...
Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Teeny
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
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 References : Duthuit-Matisse Ca...
Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D'Organdi
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph on chine volant paper Title: Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D'Organdi Year: 1923 Edition: 38/50 Framed Size: 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 inc...
Face of a Young Woman with a Twisted Necklace /...
Henri Matisse
1960s Fauvist Portrait Prints
Etching
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice Title: Face of a Young Woman with a Twisted Necklace / Tete de Jeune Femme au Collier en Torsade, 1946-1...
Les yeux noirs (The dark eyes)
Henri Matisse
1910s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lacking the artist's signature in pencil as sited in Duthuit. We have found numerous other impressions of this image with the initials and lacking the pencil signature; Signed with...
Figure Endormie, chale sur les jambes
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Signed and numbered in pencil Edition 50 Provenance: Isselbacher Gallery, New York (invoice) Dr. Jan W. "Pim" Doeff (1933-2017) Reference: Duthuit-Matisse 511
Danseuse au Tabouret, from Dix Danseuses
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Prints and Multiples
Danseuse au Tabouret, from Dix Danseuses, 1925-26 Lithograph Image: 17 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches Sheet: 25 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches Edition of 130 Signed and numbered MATX481A
Les Lettres Portugaises
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Les Lettres Portugaises Year: 1946 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size: 21 3/8 x 25 3/8 inches Reference: Duthuit 15
Les Lettres Portugaises
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Les Lettres Portugaises Year: 1946 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size: 16 3/8 x 18 3/8 inches Reference: Duthuit 15
Le Repos du Modèle
Henri Matisse
Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Nude Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse (French, 1869 – 1954) Le Repos du Modèle Executed in 1922 Signed ‘Henri Matisse’ (lower right), inscribed ‘7/50’ (lower left) Lithograph Chine Volante Paper 8.1/2 x 11....
The Burial of Pierrot
Henri Matisse
1940s Modern Abstract Prints
Stencil
Pochoir stencil print in colors on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES” block letter watermark, after Matisse's cut paper collage maquette. A superb example of the definitive state, from...
Nature morte au lierre
Henri Matisse
1910s Still-life Drawings and Watercolors
Paper, Charcoal, Etching
Signed and dated lower right : Matisse 1915 The authenticity of this work has been confirmed on the back by Mrs Wanda de Guébriant, director of the Matisse Archives. "My line drawi...
Henri Matisse - Fruits - Original Lithograph
Henri Matisse
1960s Modern Abstract Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse - Fruits - Original Lithograph 1964 Dimensions: 30 x 20 cm Edition of 200 (one of the 200 on Vélin de Rives) Mourlot Press, 1964 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YOUTH AND EARLY...
Henri Matisse - Portrait of man - lithograph - ...
Henri Matisse
1970s Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Portrait of man Original lithograph 1972 Limited/ 250 Printed on Arches vellum Size 38 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11") REFERENCES : Catalog raisonné illustrated boo...
Madame Monchaux
Henri Matisse
1910s Impressionist More Art
Pencil
This piece is a unique, original pencil drawing on paper by Henri Matisse, created in 1916. It is hand signed, dated, and also bears a hand-written message from Matisse that reads "...
Fruits
Henri Matisse
1960s Still-life Prints
Black and White, Lithograph
"Fruits" is an original black and white lithograph by Henri Matisse. It depicts three circular fruits with seven leaves. This piece was created in Matisse's signature contour line st...
Study of Nudes - Original Etching - 125 copies ...
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Henri Matisse Study of nudes Original dry point, 1929 Stamp-signed with the artist's monogram, as issued On japan paper, 24,5 x 31 cm (c. 9,6 x 12,2 in) Very good condition REFEREN...
Dancer - Original linocut - Signed with the art...
Henri Matisse
1940s Realist Figurative Prints
Linocut
Henri MATISSE Dancer Original linocut Signed bottom right with Matisse blind stamp On handmade paper 26 x 21 cm (c. 10"1/2 x 8") REFERENCES : Catalog Raisonne Duthuit #7...
Nu Assis dans un Fauteuil, une Jambe Repliée
Henri Matisse
1920s Post-Impressionist Nude Prints
Lithograph
Perfect sheet on simili-japon fort, numbered and signed by Matisse with pencil and china ink. Edition of 50 prints. Ref. Duthuit-Garnaud 420.
One Morning Of Corsica
Henri Matisse
1890s Figurative Paintings
Oil on plywood, signed lower right. Sold with certificate of Wanda de Guébriand. Number PZ 206 from Archives of the artist.
Mlle M.M, Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings
Henri Matisse
1920s Prints and Multiples
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French) Title: Mlle M.M, Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings Frontispiece, from: Cinquante Dessins, 1920 T...
Hier, de tes Doights d'Or Pale, from Poesies An...
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Hier, de tes Doights d'Or Pale, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition Size: 250 Framed S...
Portrait of Mlle. Marguerite Matisse
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Etching
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original etching Title: Portrait of Mlle. Marguerite Matisse Portfolio: Cinquante Dessins Year: 1920 Edition Size: 1000 Framed Size: 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 inc...
Sur l'Arc Vert, from Poesies Antillaises
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Sur l'Arc Vert, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size: 23 1/4 x 27...
Plate XL, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Nude Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate XL Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 26 1/2 x 2...
Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le ...
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le Vent (And He Will Die without Having Killed the Winds) Portfolio: Pasipha...
Plate LXX, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Animal Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate LXX Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 22 3/4 x ...
Pierre A Feu
Henri Matisse
1940s Abstract Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Page Portfolio: Pierre A Feu Year: 1947 Edition: 375/950 Framed Size: 26 x 18 1/2 inches Sheet Size: 17 x 9 1/4 inches ...
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