Matisse: Open Window, 16" Matted Print, Natural Frame

About the Artist

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was a revolutionary French painter, printmaker, draftsman, and sculptor. He is widely recognized as the leader of the modern art movement fauvism, which is characterized by the use of strong color and bold, expressive brushstrokes. He drew and painted from nature, frequently depicting still-life scenes and women, placing his figures in fully realized interiors. Later, Matisse created collages using a technique he referred to as "painting with scissors."

Matisse: Open Window, 16" Matted Print, Natural Frame

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Specially produced using the highest quality digital imaging, this print of Henri Matisse's Open Window, Collioure (1905) is matted and framed in natural wood.

An icon of early modernism, this small but explosive work is celebrated as one of the most important early paintings of the so-called fauve school, a group of artists, including André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Georges Braque, that emerged in 1904. Fauve paintings are distinguished by a startling palette of saturated, unmixed colors and broad brushstrokes. The effect is one of spontaneity, although the works reveal a calculated assimilation of techniques from post-impressionism and neo-impressionism. Open Window represents the very inception of the new manner in Matisse's art. It was painted in Collioure, a small town on the Mediterranean coast of France to which Matisse traveled with Derain in the summer of 1905.

  • 13.25 x 16 inches (print), 20.75 x 23.5 inches (framed)
  • Acid-free and lignin-free 230gsm coated fine art paper; bright white base and smooth matte finish
  • Archival-quality inks
  • 3-inch double mat made from 4-ply buffered matboard in a natural white color
  • Top-of-the-line acrylic glazing
  • Frame: Cranbrook Maple Narrow
  • Ready to hang
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