Algue Verte - Musée de Saint Etienne (after) Henri Matisse, 1964
Artist: Henri Matisse
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1964
Dimensions: 29.5 x 18.9 in / 74.9 x 48 cm
Classic Poster Paper - Perfect Condition A
This lithographic poster was produced in 1964 for an exhibition of cut-outs by Henri Matisse at the Musee de Saint-Etienne in France. The image chosen for the show is "L'Algue Verte" created in 1953, as one of the artist's last series of "papiers collés" before his death in 1954.
"Papier collé" is used to refer specifically to the paper collages of the Cubists and Modernists. The difference between collage and papier collé is that the latter refers exclusively to the use of paper, while the former may incorporate other two-dimension (non-paper) components.
The craftsman in charge of carefully reproducing this work was Henri Deschamps, one of Mourlot's Master Printer who had worked closely with Matisse since 1937 at the studio.