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 its 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
Paper Size: 7" x 9 3/4"
Frame Size: 16 1/2" x 19 1/2"
Publisher: Martin Fabiani, 1944
Reference: Duthuit 38
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