Bouquet of mixed flowers (1916 – 1917) by Henri Matisse

Bouquet of mixed flowers - Henri Matisse - 1916 - 1917

Artwork Information

TitleBouquet of mixed flowers
ArtistHenri Matisse
Date1916 - 1917
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationSan Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, US

About Bouquet of mixed flowers

The artwork “Bouquet of Mixed Flowers” was crafted by the influential artist Henri Matisse between the years 1916 and 1917. Falling under the Post-Impressionist movement, the genre of this piece is flower painting, and it currently resides at the San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, CA, USA. Matisse’s work from this period typically embodies the artist’s continuing interest in expressive color and form.

The artwork reveals a vibrant composition of various flowers, each rendered with a spontaneous and expressive brushstroke typical of Matisse’s style. The bouquet includes an assortment of blooms with differing shapes and colors, arranged in a yellow-green vase that sits atop a brown table or stool. The juxtaposition of the colorful flora against the muted gray background creates a striking contrast, focusing the viewer’s attention on the lush, painterly application of the plant life. Each flower is individually distinguishable but is part of a harmonious whole, suggesting a celebration of natural beauty and the joy it can convey. The painting’s loose brushwork and vivid palette demonstrate Matisse’s masterful use of color and his ability to capture the vivacity of nature even through the abstracting lens of Post-Impressionism.

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