126 lithographs

© Succession H. Matisse %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Florilège des Amours de Ronsard, November 29, 1948

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Ronsard, the best known poet of the French Renaissance, was one of Matisse’s favorite writers. The painter was deeply inspired by his sonnets of courtly love, the verdant images in his poetry, and the rich metaphors of myth and nature by which he described love and the female figure. Matisse created his own playful images of pastoral nature and the female for Ronsard’s text. These illustrations and their lively placement on the pages complement the grace and charm of Ronsard’s poetry.

Details
Title
Florilège des Amours de Ronsard
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
B.75.2
Catalogue Raisonne
Boston 201; Rauch 173; Skira 9-14; Stein #69; Barr 270-271
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126 lithographs

© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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