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Matisse: The Circus (custom print)
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          Artwork details

          The Circus, July 1946
          Artist
          Henri Matisse
          Product code
          matisse1413
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          1593
          Original: Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, mounted on canvas 65.5 x 67.1 cm © Estate of H. Matisse 2014. All Rights Reserved, DACS

          A dancing black figure on a white background is accompanied by splashes of bright colour, inlcuding the words Cirque cut out twice. Maquette for Plate II from the illustrated book, Jazz.

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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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