You are viewing a famous oil painting, Place des Lices, St. Tropez by Henri Matisse. The original masterpiece oil painting was painted in 1904. Our artists will meticulously hand paint a reproduction oil painting of Place des Lices, St. Tropez by Henri Matisse detail by detail, color by color as close to the original oil painting as possible. Our reproduction oil paintings are all hand painted fine art with no printing involved. Don't settle for a print when a genuine reproduction oil painting will add sophistication to any room and will be admired by many.
Henri Matisse said regarding his painting "An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language." He also said "Truth and reality in art do not arise until you no longer understand what you are doing and are capable of but nevertheless sense a power that grows in proportion to your resistance." His style is reflected in this statement "It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character." The way he approached life can be understood in this statement "An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc." Henri Matisse is considered the most important French artist of the 20th century and, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential modernist painters of the last century. A student of the masters of Post-Impressionism, Matisse later made a reputation for himself as the leader of a group of painters known as Les Fauves (Fauvism). Beyond painting, he worked with lithographs and sculpture, and during World War II he did a series of book designs. Henri Matisse was one of the great initiators of the modern art movement and the most outstanding personality of the first revolution in 20th-century art - Fauvism. You can purchase this reproduction oil painting framed or unframed in any size and it will certainly grace your wall for many years to come.