La Danseuse Creole Musée Matisse, Nice 1965

Regular price £800.00 GBP
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Printer: Mourlot

Dimensions: 99 x 62 cm

Condition: Very good 

Available: In a silver frame £950 + P&P. Also available unframed £800 + P&P, framing options available. 

Description: Matisse used this cut-out picture to design a poster with the Mourlot studios, to promote the city of Nice for the French Tourism office in 1965. The image, Danseuse Créole (Créole Dancer) is one of Matisse’s favourite pieces. He sketched the American dancer Katherine Dunham while she performed in his studio, and with surplus pieces of coloured paper, he created the cut-out in a single day. He gifted the work to the Musée Matisee in Nice in 1953.

Artist: Henri Matisse (1869-1954) the French artist, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter was one of the undisputed masters and influential artists of 20th century art. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and would quickly become the leader of the fauvist movement. He was known for his use of brilliant colour, inspired by his time on the French Riviera, and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was one of the three artists, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, who began to revolutionise the artworld from the 1900s. For over 60 years, his vast output included painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts – etchings, linocuts, aquatints, paper cut-outs and book illustrations. And he worked with Mourlot studios on lithographs and exhibition posters.

Printer: Mourlot

Dimensions: 99 x 62 cm

Condition: Very good 

Available: In a silver frame £950 + P&P. Also available unframed £800 + P&P, framing options available. 

Description: Matisse used this cut-out picture to design a poster with the Mourlot studios, to promote the city of Nice for the French Tourism office in 1965. The image, Danseuse Créole (Créole Dancer) is one of Matisse’s favourite pieces. He sketched the American dancer Katherine Dunham while she performed in his studio, and with surplus pieces of coloured paper, he created the cut-out in a single day. He gifted the work to the Musée Matisee in Nice in 1953.

Artist: Henri Matisse (1869-1954) the French artist, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter was one of the undisputed masters and influential artists of 20th century art. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and would quickly become the leader of the fauvist movement. He was known for his use of brilliant colour, inspired by his time on the French Riviera, and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was one of the three artists, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, who began to revolutionise the artworld from the 1900s. For over 60 years, his vast output included painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts – etchings, linocuts, aquatints, paper cut-outs and book illustrations. And he worked with Mourlot studios on lithographs and exhibition posters.