Dessins, Thémes et Variations
The elaboration of this series which brings together drawings of the years 1941-1942 rendered into lithographs, represents some of Matisse’s most impressive draftsmanship. This series of lithographs comprises the most celebrated line drawings of women and still life of the artist’s career.
Henri Matisse, in full Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse, (born December 31, 1869, Le Cateau, Picardy, France—died November 3, 1954, Nice), artist often regarded as the most important French painter of the 20th century. He was the leader of the Fauvist movement about 1900, and he pursued the expressiveness of color throughout his career. His subjects were largely domestic or figurative, and a distinct Mediterranean verve presides in the treatment. (Source: Britannica)
Collector’s Guide: Short Documentary