Henri Matisse - The Snail Framed Print, 78.9 x 78.9cm

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A stunning reproduction of Matisse's Snail, created in 1953. Due to his poor health during his later years, he produced works know as gouaches découpées. He made them by cutting out shapes from paper and telling an assistant where to place them.
Presented in an ash wood frame finished in a hand stained black, it's completed with an extra thick mount.
Henri Matisse was know for his fluid use of colour, defining the art movement of the early twentieth century - he is now recognised as a leading figure for modern art. Over six decades he carved a career using all forms of media, including drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Born 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in northern France. He was originally a legal clerk, he began drawing at an evening class before moving to Paris in 1891 to pursue his vacation as an artist.
It wasn't until the beginning of the twentieth century when he had his major creative breakthrough. A visit to Saint-Tropez inspired him to paint bright, light-dappled canvas. He continued this style, which became known a Fauvism.
Some of his most noted pieces happened during his later years. He was often bedridden due to illness and surgery but he still managed to produce breakthrough works using paper cut-outs.

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Henri Matisse
John Lewis
78.9 x 78.9cm
Made in the UK


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