A charming petite vintage offset lithograph of the oil painting Still Life with A Geranium (1910) by Henri Matisse. Image hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper and affixed to chipboard backing for maximum ease in styling whether framing or propping. 

Image: 4.75" x 3.75"

This painting displays an evolution of the Neo-Impressionist style mixed with a new conceptual meaning based in fantasy and leisure.

Prior to the beginning of his Fauvist period Matisse had been formally educated in the arts and started his career copying works from old masters. His first original works resembled those from his education. After he left school, influence from Impressionism developed into his work and gradually led him to the Post-Impressionist movement where this style stuck with him until it evolved into Fauvism. Matisse frequently purchased works from artists such as Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin during his time before Fauvism that influenced his painting and the development of his style over time.