HENRI MATISSE Serigraph Poster Circa 1947
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SOLD Immediately following World War II, the post-occupation French government actively sought to encourage domestic tourism and to bring much needed stimulation to the southern coast. Henri Matisse was commissioned by the government, alongside Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, to create tourism posters. This poster, for the city of Nice, emphasizes “Travail et Joie”, translating to work and joy. Featuring a window still life, this original serigraph is highly characteristic of his body of work. This poster, circa 1947, has been recently framed with archival materials, including museum UV protective and anti-reflective glass.
About the Artist:
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist who was proficient at painting, printmaking, and sculpting. A 20th century legend, he is one of the foremost artists who revolutionized visual arts at the turn of the century. His intense colorism contributed to his notoriety as a Fauvist, using a flattened style with decorative patterning. His style evolved throughout the years, always maintaining a bold and recognizable use of color. When his health deteriorated in 1941, he moved to paper cutouts as his primary medium. He was buried near Nice, France.
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Very good condition. Shows wear with age.
31.5"W x 47"H