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Matisse: Cover Design for Verve IV (custom print)
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          Design for Verve IV, 1943
          Henri Matisse
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          Original: Gouache découpée on paper mounted on canvas 38.1 x 56.8 cm © Estate of H. Matisse 2014. All Rights Reserved, DACS

          Verve was an arts magazine published by Tériade, who also commissioned Jazz. In the earliest cover shown here, for Verve's issue in 1937, two black figures dance energetically on a green background with white stars. The letters of "VERVE" appear as scattered letters "VE" and "R" in orange on purple.

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          A French painter, draughtsman, sculptor, printmaker, designer and writer, Henri Matisse came to art comparatively late and made his reputation as the principal protagonist of Fauvism. He went on to develop a monumental decorative art, innovative both in its treatment of the human figure and in the role accorded to colour. His long career culminated in a highly original series of works made of paper cut-outs or gouaches découpées, which confirmed his reputation, with Picasso, as one of the major artists of the 20th century.

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