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Joan MIRÓ (after) - Femme et Oiseau, 1967 - Two framed stencils

Joan Miró ( 1893 - 1983 )
Femme et Oiseau, 1967

Two limited edition stencils framed in high quality.
Executed on colored sandpaper after the original artworks
by the Atelier Jacomet in Paris, France.
Published in 1967 in a limited edition of 1200 prints
by the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York, USA.

The stencils are framed with a handmade studio frame,
an acid free passe-partout and a museum glass
with a 99% UV-protection.

Image size: 28,8 x 8,8 cm
Frame size: 49,0 x 29,0 cm

The item are in very good condition.

Dimensions :
- Height : 49 cm
- Width : 29 cm

Stencil : The stencil is a printing technique made using a cover (in zinc for example) that prevents paint or ink from flowing. The stencil is then applied to the printed proof by etching, lithography, screen printing or phototyping. Many stencils must be traced and cut to obtain an accurate reproduction of the work.
Henri Matisse : (1869-1954) is a french painter, draftsman, engraver and scuptor born in Cateau-Cambrésis in 1869. He was the leading member of fauvism. He started to become interested in impressionist painting which he discovered in 1897 at The musée du Luxembourg (Luxemboug Museum). Since 1900, Matisse worked at The Grande Chaumière Academy under the direction of Antoine Bourdelle and visited Eugène Carrière' workshop. He met André Derain and Jean Puy. He exhibited at The Salon des Indépendants (1901) and participated to the first edition of The Salon d'automne (1903). He exhibited in 1904 at Ambroise Vollard and participated to The Salon des Indépendants the following year. During the summer 1905, he stayed in Collioure with Derain. At The Salon d'Automne of 1905, the display of his works with paintings by Albert Marquet, Vlaminck, Derain and Kees van Dongen caused scandal because of the pure and violent colors applied in solid areas on their canvas. The critic Louis Vauxcelles compares the place to a « cage aux fauves » (wild animals' cage) which coined the movement as "fauvism". The artist made several great exhibitions through the world : Moscow, Berlin, Munich, London or New York... In 1952 the Matisse Museum in Cateau-Cambrésis was inaugurated. The artist died two years later in Nice.

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