Rosace

TITLE: Rosace

YEAR: c. 1953

MEDIUM: Colored lithograph on wove paper

IMAGE SIZE: 9 x 9 in. (approx)

SIGNATURE: Unsigned

EDITION: Dernieres Oeuvres De Matisse 1950-1954, Verve Vol. IX, Editions de la Verve, Paris 1958

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About the Art

This is a lithograph after the last paper cut-out created by Henri Matisse before his death. The cut-out was created as a study for a stained glass window commission for the Union Church of Pocantico Hills, New York in memory of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. This is one of Matisse’s only fully abstract works, though the forms and colors are still inspired by nature. For Matisse, cut-outs and stained glass had a close relationship. He stated “I cut the gouached paper as one cuts glass…the colors are arranged to reflect light.” Matisse was able to finish the cut-out before his death and the stained glass window was realized after.

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Shipping Details

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 19 x 19 x 1 in