Created as a cut linoleum print on paper, With the Compliments of the Season strikes a balance between bold and playful. A beaming lemon-yellow contrasts deeply with heavy black lines that pop to the foreground. Though dark and thickly printed, the black stems feel delicate. The curvy lettering and playful ruffles of the round blossoms give the image a light buoyancy accented by an array of freshly fluffed foliage. Abstract and superbly simple, Saÿen’s piece is an ode to the gift of spring.
Though undated, With the Compliments of the Season was likely created around 1914-1916, when Saÿen returned to Philadelphia and became heavily involved with the emerging modern art movement in the United States. With him he brought a distinct Fauvist style, influenced by the strident colors and bold brushwork of Post-Impressionist artists.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches and maximum of 2.5” to allow for framing.
Innova Soft White Cotton IFA 15
10"x8" | edition of 10
14"x11" | edition of 150
20"x16" | edition of 25
24"x20" | edition of 10