Henri Matisse - Visages

5 October 2016

The ‘Visages’ images were studies of Matisse’s model Annalies Nelck. Matisse painted her in 1944, giving the oil to be sold for a war orphan’s charity. Preparing for the painting he made numerous drawings. In 1946 these drawings inspired him to make a series of line-drawn lithographs linked to poetry by his friend Pierre Reverdy. This was the first of Matisse’s hugely famous series of female heads drawn during the late 1940’s.

 


De Quoi te Sert L'Anneau - Visages No 2

Henri Matisse

Habitude d'Aimer - Visages No 9

Henri Matisse

Il y a le Merveilleux Refrain - Visages No 12

Henri Matisse

J'ai hesité longtemps - Visages No 3

Henri Matisse

Je Voudrais etre Loin de Moi - Visages No 7

Henri Matisse

La Faim Bat sa Conquête - Visages No 11

Henri Matisse

La Peine Dévidée - Visages No 6

Henri Matisse

Le Jour Emerge - Visages No 1

Henri Matisse

Lentement La Mort Regagne - Visages No 14

Henri Matisse

Les Noms Soulevés par le Temps - Visages No 13

Henri Matisse

On Accroche le Ciel - Visages No 4

Henri Matisse

Pour Filer L'Horizon - Visages No 8

Henri Matisse

Source de Verre Blond - Visages No 10

Henri Matisse

Sous L'Arc des Nuages - Visages No 5

Henri Matisse