Verve Vol VI: Souvenir D'Oceanie

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ARTIST: Henri Matisse

YEAR: c. 1953

MEDIUM: Lithograph on paper

PAPER SIZE: 14 x 10.5 in. (approx)

SIGNATURE: Signed in plate; lower left

EDITION: From Verve Vol. VI*


Gallery Retail Price: $1,500

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This is an original lithograph after a gouache on paper cut-out that is at MoMA. The cut-out itself is based on a photograph that Matisse took of a ship from his window in Tahiti in 1930. According to Matisse, it took 15 years for the memories of his trip to return, but they shaped several of his cut-out pieces. In this print, the green rectangle, fuchsia strip, black curve, and blue crescent from the boat, the boat’s mesh and mooring line, and the curtain of the window respectively. Other shapes are more ambiguous and the viewer must decide for themselves what they represent.

Henri Matisse is well-regarded as the master of color of the 20th century. He was a versatile artist who created paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.


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Additional information

Weight 10.6 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 20.5 × 3 in