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1990 Henri Matisse German Print. Printed in Germany on thick paper. Titled, 'Icarus'. Comes in a Henri Matisse 'Jazz' foldout sleeve, which at one time included 5 other prints as part of a series. Original 1980s vintage art print produced by Adrien Maeght - Imprimerie Arte for Galerie Maeght, Paris. Officially licensed by the artists estate.


Icarus is the ill-fated figure of Greek mythology, whose wax wings melted when he flew too near the sun. He is depicted by Matisse in black, as he falls through that luminous blue space, lit with explosive yellow sun-bursts.


Size: 16.9”H x 12”W.


Condition: Good condition with two small smudges at the base from natural age. Some faintage spots across print. 


About the Artist - Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was a French artist, renowned for his revolutionary contributions to modern art. Born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, he initially studied law but eventually pursued art, attending the Académie Julian in Paris. Matisse, along with Picasso, played a pivotal role in the development of Fauvism, characterized by bold colors and brushstrokes.


Matisse's notable works include "The Dance," "The Red Studio," and "Woman with a Hat." Over his career, he explored various mediums, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and paper cutouts. In his later years, battling health issues, Matisse created vibrant cutout compositions, such as "The Snail."


One of his significant projects was the design of the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, a chapel in southern France. Matisse's artistry and innovations left an enduring legacy, influencing subsequent generations. His life is a testament to artistic evolution, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional artistic norms.

1990 Henri Matisse German Print

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