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Henri Matisse; Pasiphae Plate 12

Henri Matisse; Pasiphae Plate 12

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In 1944, Henri Matisse illustrated Henri de Montherlant's contemporary retelling of Pasiphae, Chant de Minos. Matisse was inspired by the tale of the Minoan bull and channeled his energy into capturing it's universal themes of love, beauty and passion. Matisse used linoleum for this project. He liked this soft, malleable material because it captured the subtle movements of his hand.

The original 1944 edition was published by Martin Fabiani. It was printed by Fequet et Baudier in Paris, in an edition size of 250, with 200 printed on velin d'Arches.

Medium: Linocut on Rives
Edition: XV of XXV
Signature: Unsigned
Paper Size: 7" x 9 3/4"
Frame Size: 16 1/2" x 19 1/2"
Publisher: Martin Fabiani, 1944
Reference: Duthuit 38

Frame: This item is sold framed. Since it has been previously displayed the frame may have minor imperfections. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.

Includes COA from Gold & Silver Pawn.

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