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The Codomas (Les Codomas) from Jazz

In the final decades of his life, Matisse invented a new form of art, the cut-out. Working with scissors and sheets of gouache-painted paper, he cut various shapes—from the organic to the geometric—and arranged them into lively compositions. Cut-outs formed the prototypes for the printed images in the illustrated book Jazz, which Matisse insisted remain absolutely faithful to the original colors. In response, the publisher turned to pochoir, a stencil printing technique in which the same gouaches could be used. Matisse created two versions of the prints: one for a portfolio and the second for the illustrated book, whose plates were interspersed with a text by Matisse, written in his looping cal...
1947
One from a portfolio of twenty pochoirs
42.2 x 65.1cm
291.1948.11
Image © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Text © MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York

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