A reproduction of the original, this beautiful work is laid on a single white mat and presented in a gold-finished frame. One of the most influential figures of modern art, Henri Matisse was a virtuoso of multiple media and styles. He was the principal founder of Fauvism and throughout his career used bold, expressive color that often gives his works a rich surface texture. He was also a masterful draftsman, with enchantingly fluid, confident lines. Educated and trained in Paris, Matisse spent most of his life in the South of France.