Henri Matisse is mainly known as one of the most important artists of the "fauves" - the "wild beasts". Although they concentrated on intense colorism as a development of impressionistic ideas and an expressionistic spirit, you can see the fauvistic thought also in the graphic artworks like this one. A sense of naturalness, nativeness and innocence is clearly recognisable in the few lines of this lithography. The tense and strong defined lines with the characteristic momentum is typical for Matisse and makes this piece of art an original of high value.
Design for a church window, Fauvism (Pre-Expressionism), simplification of the means of painting and strong color contrasts. Expression of the artist's inner visions of beauty, order, joy and enjoyment. The Christmas Night as a colorful message of the traditional idea of altruism.
Art print on heavy paper After the original from 1947 In great condition