French painter Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) expressed joy through patterns, ornamentation and vivid colors. Given a paint set while recovering from an illness, Matisse described his discovery of art as “a kind of paradise.” Originally labeled a Fauvist, he produced early works that were remarkably mature. After seeing Impressionist and Japanese art, Matisse made color instrumental to his work, and experimented with expressive abstraction. He also decorated the Dominican nuns’ chapel at Vence, France when he was almost 80. Matisse, who was often nervous, relieved his tension through painting.
Framed in a solid metal frame and protected with a laminate shield instead of acrylic or glass. The laminate protects the print from fading, dust, fingerprints and moisture. The Lamina™ frame is light and easy to hang, and also provides protection without inhibiting the view of the image itself.