KULENOVIC  C o l l e c t i o n - Works on Paper

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Henri Matisse

French painter
"Nimf" ( 1941 )
litographie

Henri Matisse was inspired by poetry, apparently so much so that later in his career he would not lift a paintbrush before reading some verse.Each of Matisse’s illustrations seems to flow in rhythm with the verse, communicating ethereal beauty with a few strokes of his brush. In one deceptively simple yet exquisite rendering, the artist created a sensual female body with only seven lines.