Florilège des amours de Ronsard (Anthology of Ronsard's Lovers): two plates; Visages (Faces): one plate; and Poésies antillaises (Caribbean poems): one plate

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    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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Florilège des amours de Ronsard (Anthology of Ronsard's Lovers): two plates; Visages (Faces): one plate; and Poésies antillaises (Caribbean poems): one plate

1946; 1948; and 1972
Four lithographs, on various papers, with full margins.
all I. various sizes
all S. various sizes, largest S. 37.8 x 28 cm (14 7/8 x 11 in.)

From the total editions of 300, 250 and 250 respectively, published by Albert Skira, Paris, Les Éditions du Chêne, Paris and Fernand Mourlot Paris respectively, all framed.

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£1,500 - 1,700 

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London Auction 23 January 2020