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          Destiny, July 1946
          Henri Matisse
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          Original: Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, mounted on canvas 44.6 x 67.1 cm © Estate of H. Matisse 2014. All Rights Reserved, DACS

          Destiny shows a white couple clinging together in the face of fate, as suggested by great swathes of purple and black. Maquette for Plate XVI from the illustrated book, Jazz.

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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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