Henri Matisse Jazz api 39Henri Matisse
13 x 10 in (32 x 24 cm)
An exhibition in Paris showing Jazz by Henri Matisse. Jazz was the first manifestation of Matisse's paper cut-out series . While the cut-outs were made during the war they were only collated and published in book form until 1947. The book, consisting of 20 color plates aided with pages of handwritten text was only printed in one hundred copies. Revealed in Jazz are lively colorful forms both abstract and figurative that clearly evoke the musical genre's chromatic and rhythmic improvisation.