Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Flowers and Fruit [study for a tile mural]
Alternate Title:
Fleurs et fruits
Image View:
Detail of left side, showing classical pilaster framing the flower mural
Creator:
Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869-1954)
Location:
repository: Musée Matisse (Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) N inv. 63.2.101
Location Note:
164, Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
GPS:
43.719444 7.276111
Date:
1952-1953 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Modernist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
watercolor (painting)
Work Type 2:
cutout
Work Type 3:
cartoon (working drawing)
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Material:
gouache on paper, cutout and mounted on paper
Technique:
collage (technique); painting and painting techniques
Subjects:
abstraction; botanical; decorative arts; pilaster; flowers; large scale; paper cutout; study
Description:
Created in Nice. This large scale paper cutout study for a tile mural was commissioned by L.A. arts patron Frances Lasker Brody. Matisse began work in January of 1953, using his customary practice of cutting sheets of paper which had been hand-painted in gouache in custom colors. His first study was Large Composition with Masks, now in the National Gallery, Washington. Flowers and Fruit was his second design. He created a third design (Apollo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm). The Brodys rejected all three, and Matisse then designed The Sheaf, which they accepted. All three attempts at the L.A. commission are framed by classical pilasters and The Sheaf is more organic. (Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) [website]; http://www.lacma.org )
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-MATISSE-FFM-A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Flowers and Fruit [study for a tile mural]