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          Artwork details

          Memory of Oceania, Summer 1952-Early 1953
          Artist
          Henri Matisse
          Product code
          matisse1422
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          1593
          Original: Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, mounted on board 284.4 x 286.4 cm © Estate of H. Matisse 2014. All Rights Reserved, DACS

          Matisse's earlier time in French Polynesia is recalled in this image based on a photograph that he took of a schooner from his window in Tahiti in 1930. At the right, the green rectangle, fuchsia band, black curve, and blue crescent appear to derive from the boat, the boat's mast and mooring line, and the curtain of the window.

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          Artist details

          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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