Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)
Dancing Blue Nude
Lithograph After Original Decoupage
25 x 21 in. Framed, comes with Certificate of Authenticity-Printer: Mourlot Freres. Paris.
Image is in Excellent Condition. Frame shows signs of wear due to age and handling.
This lithograph by Henri Matisse was created late in the artist’s career, after he had moved from his painterly style to a style that favored more simplistic shapes and applications of color. In this print, a nude female figure dances next to pink and blue anemone-like flowers. Her figure is very simple yet still evokes a sense of movement. The colors are applied in flat planes against a white background. The print comes with an elegant frame that includes the artist’s name and the years he lived.