L’Escargot – Henri Matisse

ARTIST: Henri Matisse

YEAR: c. 1958

MEDIUM: Lithograph on paper

PAPER SIZE: 14 x 10.5 in. (approx)

SIGNATURE: Signed in plate; lower right

EDITION: Dernieres Oeuvres De Matisse 1950-1954, Verve Vol IX, Editions de la Revue Verve, Paris



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About the Art

This work is an original lithograph after a cut-out done in 1953. It was part of a series of prints included in a special edition of the literary magazine Verve dedicated to the final works of Henri Matisse.

The print is at once abstract and realistic. The slips of paper form the spiral of a snail, the title and subject of the print. Matisse first drew a snail from life and then created an abstract version seen here.


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Shipping Details

Weight 10.6 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 20.5 × 3 in