Le Nu Avec Grenouille by Henri Matisse

Original Cutout on Paper 1952

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A cancer diagnosis in 1941, and a subsequent risky and invasive surgery, ushered in what Matisse called his Une Second Vie: A Second Life, which he took full advantage of during his last fourteen years.

Although the disease confined him to a wheelchair and limited his ability to paint, this new lease on life led to an extraordinary burst of expression. By maneuvering scissors through prepared sheets of paper, he inaugurated a new phase of his career. Painting with scissors quickly became Matisse’s medium of choice and works like the Le Nu Avec Grenouille are among his most celebrated.


Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 45 × 5 in