Verve, De la couleur (Vol. IV, no. 13)
On View In:
Gallery 359
Artist:   Henri Matisse
Tériade, Paris  
Title:   Verve, De la couleur (Vol. IV, no. 13)  
Date:   1945  
Medium:   Color lithographs, lithographic illustrations  
Dimensions:   14 1/4 x 10 1/2in. (36.2 x 26.7cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 359  

Before his first major use of the gouache cut-out medium in producing Jazz, Matisse had created complete cut-out compositions that were lithographically reproduced as covers, title pages, or frontispieces for several issues of art journals, the most notable being Verve. The publisher of Verve was Matisse’s Greek friend, Tériade (Efstratios Eleftheriades), who encouraged Matisse’s use of the new medium.

Name:   Matisse, Henri  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1869 - 1954  
Name:   Tériade, Paris  
Role:   Publisher  
Nationality:   French  

Object Description  
Classification:   Books  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , , Paris  
Accession #:   B.91.5.57  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts