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Jazz

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Publisher:
Published by Tériade , Paris
Date:
1947
Medium:
Pochoir
Dimensions:
Height: 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm) Width: 25 5/8 in. (65.1 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Lila Acheson Wallace, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1009(1-22)
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
In addition to his bold innovations in painting and sculpture, Matisse produced several extraordinary artists’ books, the majority of which were made after a bout with intestinal cancer in 1941 that left him largely bedridden. This plate is one of twenty made
to illustrate his groundbreaking book Jazz. Despite its musical title—likely named for the experimental, improvisational nature of its compositions—the book’s dominant themes are the circus and theater. The illustrations derive from maquettes of cut and pasted colored papers, which were printed using a stencil technique known as pochoir.
Donor: Lila Acheson Wallace Gift
Janet S. Byrne, Suzanne Boorsch, Colta Ives, David W. Kiehl, Mary L. Myers Notable Acquisitions, 1982-1983: Prints and Designs for Architecture and Ornament. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1983, pp. 52-3, ill.



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