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Icarus, plate VIII from the illustrated book, "Jazz"

Series/Portfolio:
Plate 8 and page 54 from Jazz; Paris, Tèriade, 1947
Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1947
Medium:
Pochoir
Dimensions:
Image: 16 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (41.9 x 26 cm) Sheet: 16 1/2 x 25 3/16 in. (41.9 x 64 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Lila Acheson Wallace, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1009(8)
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
This bold and playful image is one of twenty plates Matisse created to illustrate his groundbreaking book "Jazz." The illustrations derive from maquettes of cut and pasted colored papers, which were then printed using a stencil technique known as "pochoir." Here, the mythological figure Icarus is presented in a simplified form floating against a royal blue nighttime sky. Matisse's flat, abstracted forms and large areas of pure color marked an important change in the direction of his later work and ultimately influenced "hard-edge" artists of the 1960s like Ellsworth Kelly and Al Held.
Lila Acheson Wallace; Donor: Lila Acheson Wallace
Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs. Karl Buchberg, Nicholas Cullinan, Jodi Hauptmann, Nicholas Serota, Tate Publishing, London, 2014.



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