Sale 11022
Matisse: Jazz
Online 10 - 19 November 2015
Sale total including buyer's premium:
USD 328,875
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Henri Matisse created Jazz towards the end of his life, when he was largely restricted to working from his bed - yet it is a glorious celebration of life, a riot of pure colors and playful forms. Inspired by the circus, folk tales and exotic voyages, Matisse thought of his cut-outs as 'cristallisations de souvenirs.' Originally titled Cirque, the improvised themes and compositional variations prompted the printer Tériade to suggest Jazz as an alternative title. Matisse explained `True jazz has a number of excellent qualities: the gift of improvisation, of life, of harmony with the listening audience.’
Henri Matisse created Jazz towards the end of his life, when he was largely restricted to working from his bed - yet it is a glorious celebration of life, a riot of pure colors and playful forms. Inspired by the circus, folk tales and exotic voyages, Matisse thought of his cut-outs as 'cristallisations de souvenirs.' Originally titled Cirque, the improvised themes and compositional variations prompted the printer Tériade to suggest Jazz as an alternative title. Matisse explained `True jazz has a number of excellent qualities: the gift of improvisation, of life, of harmony with the listening...
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