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Study for 'Song'
By: Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse (b. December 31, 1869) was a French artist, generally known for his use of colour within the Fauvism style. However, his study for ‘Song’, a commissioned piece for Nelson A. Rockefeller, was created in charcoal. He executed the charcoal-and-stump technique, which he so often favoured in his earlier works. The charcoal is blotted out and smudged across the paper to create shadows and then reworked with black contours.


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