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La Gerbe

This unique work is made from ceramic embedded in plaster, giving the composition a unique shine and texture. The forms are abstract interpretations of leaves, very reminiscent of plant-forms used throughout Matisse’s later career. The boldness of color and expansive composition give this work a lightness and almost joyful quality.

Original Medium: Ceramic tile embedded in plaster

Original Size: 108 x 156 in.

Date: 1953

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art