Artist: Henri matisse

Title: The Circus

Type: Lithograph on Paper

Year: 1983

Size: 35.5 x 23.4


The Circus was an important vernacular form of popular entertainment in turn of the century Paris that persists to this day in France. Beloved and portrayed in fine art by numerous modern French artists including Seurat, Picasso and numerous others, the Circus is given a modern and refreshing rendering by Matisse, juxtaposing word and image in this unique and impressive six color lithograph.

The Circus