Henri Matisse - Wired: Online Auction London Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    see Claude Duthuit books 11, 25 and 37

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Three works: (i) Florilège des amours de Ronsard (Anthology of Ronsard's Lovers); (ii) Visages (Faces); (iii) Poésies antillaises (Caribbean poems)

(i-iii) lithograph on paper
(i) sheet 1 18 x 28.4 cm (7 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.)
sheet 2 21 x 28.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 1/8 in.)
(ii) sheet 33.3 x 25.6 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
(iii) 37.8 x 28 cm (14 7/8 x 11 in.)

(i) Executed in 1946, this work is from an edition of 300, published by Albert Skira, Paris.
(ii) Executed in 1948, this work is from an edition of 250, published by Les Éditions du Chêne, Paris.
(iii) Executed in 1972, this work is from an edition of 250, published by Fernand Mourlot Paris.

£800 - 1,200 •♠

Sold for £315

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