Hand Made Genuine Bronze 19" Tall Henry Matisse Entitled La Serpentine Bronze

EuropeanBronzeSKU: YCN-140

Sale price$549.00$274.50
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Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 19" X Width 10"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 10"

Height without base:18"
Weight:19 LBS

Henri Matisse was one of the most important European painters of the 20th century, rivaling Picasso in his influence. Born in 1869 in northern France, where his family owned a seed business, Matisse went to university in Paris 1887 to study law, and tried his hand at painting almost by accident. His mother gave him art supplies to pass the time while he was recuperating from an attack of appendicitis, and discovered what he later called “a kind of paradise” in his painting. “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.”

Initially Matisse painted traditional still-lifes and landscapes, and was greatly influenced by post-Impressionists Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Signac. It is said that Matisse nearly went broke purchasing other painters’ works which he admired and hung in his home.

Matisse’s career as an artist spanned an incredible 64 years, and this prolific master embraced a wide range of styles, including painting, sculpture, drawings, engravings, and his trademark decoupage cutouts, which he called “painting with scissors”. His painting styles include post-impressionism, pointillism, and the genre of Fauvism, of which he is the acknowledged master. Fauvism (wild, untamed) is known for vivid colors, flat lines, and an almost one dimensional quality.
The sculpture was molded by using the lost-wax casting method. This is an exquisite three-dimensional work of art for anyone who is Henry Matisse enthusiast and is signed Matisse..

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