The Window, 1916
Henri Matisse 
Oil on canvas, 146.1 x 116.8 cm
The Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 22.14. © 2010 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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“In a letter Matisse described this picture: “Through the window of the drawing room one sees the green of the garden and a black tree trunk, a basket of forget-me-nots on the table, a garden chair and a rug.” Simple? Not really. Matisse flattened the parquet floor and turquoise walls into one unified line. Add the tilted table top and the skeletal chair, and you have a painting that carefully balances Matisse’s desire to reproduce the world accurately in a harmonious two-dimensional painting. ” Graham W. J. Beal, Director, President and CEO (painting analysis via: dia.org)

The Window, 1916

Henri Matisse 

Oil on canvas, 146.1 x 116.8 cm

The Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 22.14. © 2010 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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“In a letter Matisse described this picture: “Through the window of the drawing room one sees the green of the garden and a black tree trunk, a basket of forget-me-nots on the table, a garden chair and a rug.” Simple? Not really. Matisse flattened the parquet floor and turquoise walls into one unified line. Add the tilted table top and the skeletal chair, and you have a painting that carefully balances Matisse’s desire to reproduce the world accurately in a harmonious two-dimensional painting. ” Graham W. J. Beal, Director, President and CEO (painting analysis via: dia.org)

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