Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART: Jazz

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Jazz
Image View: 
Plate XIX, The Lagoon III
Creator: 
Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869-1954)
Location: 
repository: Musée Matisse (Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)
Location Note: 
164, Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
GPS: 
+43.719444+7.276111
Date: 
1942-1947 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Modernist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1: 
cutout
Work Type 2: 
screen print
Classification: 
Graphic Design and Illustration
Material: 
gouache screen prints on Arches paper
Technique: 
painting and painting techniques; screen printing
Measurements: 
42 cm (height) x 65 cm (width)
Subjects: 
abstraction; cycles or series; decorative arts; typography or calligraphy; circus; handwriting; graphics; poetry
Description: 
Jazz (a commission in 1942 for an illustrated album in color), was Matisse’s first major project using the cutout paper technique. Instead of using cutout paper simply as a preparatory study aid, as he had earlier done, Matisse decided to base stencils (pochoir) for prints directly on such designs. The 20 plates, are supplemented by 70 pages of handwritten text. It was published as a limited edition (250 copies) art book in 1947 by art publisher Tériade. Matisse cut sheets of paper which had been hand-painted in gouache in custom colors, then Edmond Vairel created the stencils, which were printed using gouache on Arches paper. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier: 
7A1-MATISSE-JAZZ-A08
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.