Henri Matisse

Bouquet of Flowers on a Veranda

Bouquet of Flowers on a Veranda
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Author: Henri Matisse
Still Life, Painting, Oil on canvas, 146x97 cm
Origin: France, Circa 1912

The artist was in Morocco between October 1912 and February 1913, during which time he painted this small composition, which incorporates a still life, interior and a landscape. Although painted in oils, the composition is so light and airy as to seem more like a watercolour. The deliberate and expressive contrast of green and greyish-blue tones works with the softly shining yellow to create a sense of soft sunny light.

Matisse mixed areas of colour with patches of unpainted, white primed canvas, which are particularly effective when used to set off the colour of the flowers. Cold and elegant, these flowers are outlined with a light, precise contour, its smokey-grey colour harmonising with the colour structure of the whole painting.

Source of entry: State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow, 1934
Exibition: French Art: 19th - 20th centuries

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