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    Claude Duthuit 817

  • Catalogue Essay

    The only saying of Rembrandt's that we know is this: "I have never painted anything but portraits."
    Is the portrait in the in the Louvre, painted by Raphael and showing Joan of Aragon in a red velvet dress, really what is meant by a portrait?
    Henri Matisse, Vence, France, May, 1947.

  • Artist Biography

    Henri Matisse

    French • 1869 - 1954

    The leading figure of the Fauvist movement at the turn of the 20th century, Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the giant of modern art alongside friend and rival Pablo Picasso. Working as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor for over five decades, he radically challenged traditional conventions in art by experimenting with vivid colors, flat shapes and distilled line. Rather than modeling or shading to lend volume to his pictures, the French artist employed contrasting areas of unmodulated color. Heavily influenced by the art and visual culture of non-Western cultures, his subjects ranged from nudes, dancers, odalisques, still lifes and interior scenes and later evolved into the graphic semi-abstractions of his cut-outs of his late career. 

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Marie-José en robe jaune

1950
Aquatint in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 21 1/8 x 16 3/8 in. (53.7 x 41.6 cm)
S. 29 7/8 x 22 1/8 in. (75.9 x 56.2 cm)

signed and numbered 25/100 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), framed.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $68,750

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