New Le coeur Print

Le coeur Print

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Pulsing with vibrant flourishes of improvised colour and syncopated rhythms, Jazz, 1947 captures the vivacity of circuses, bars and music halls and the artist’s memories of his travels, as well as the horrors of World War II. 

One of the most pivotal works of Henri Matisse’s celebrated late period, Jazz is recognised as a major turning point in 20th-century art. Matisse made the cut-outs on which these colour plates are based aged 74 when he was bedridden with cancer and could no longer paint. Unable to sleep, he often worked on these collages through the night, cutting and re-arranging pieces of colourful paper to ‘paint with scissors’.

Published as a book in 1947, the resulting 20 stencilled collages in Jazz dance with pages of the artist’s swirling text, offering up a floating world of memories and sensations.

Le coeur [The Heart] 1943

from: Jazz 1947

23.9 x 15.3cm (image only)
27.8 x 35.2 x 0.1cm (including white matting) 
made in New Zealand

Unframed prints can be shipped both nationally and internationally, framed prints are only available to be shipped within Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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