Framed Matisse Lithograph featuring his 'Blue Nudes'. The Blue Nudes is a series of color lithographs Matisse made from cutouts depicting nude figures in various positions. Restricted by his physical condition after his surgery for stomach cancer, Matisse began creating art by cutting and painting sheets of paper by hand. The color blue signified distance and volume to Matisse. Frustrated in his attempts to successfully marry dominant and contrasting tones, the artist was moved to use solid slabs of single color early in his career, a technique that became known as Fauvism. This framed lithograph features various blue figures in a slim, long line. CONDITION NOTES: Some marks to the paper beneath the glass. DIMENSIONS: Coming Soon.