Collioure Interior (1905) by Henri Matisse

Collioure Interior - Henri Matisse - 1905

Artwork Information

TitleCollioure Interior
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions60 x 73 cm
Art MovementFauvism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Collioure Interior

The artwork titled “Collioure Interior” is an oil on canvas painting by the eminent artist Henri Matisse, created in 1905. Exemplifying the Fauvist art movement, it measures 60 by 73 centimeters and depicts an interior scene. Currently, the piece is held in a private collection, reflecting Matisse’s innovative use of color and non-traditional techniques.

“Collioure Interior” is distinguished by its vibrant, unblended colors and bold brushstrokes, qualities that are hallmarks of Fauvism. The scene captures the essence of an interior space with a window opening out to a sunny landscape. In the foreground, the reds, greens, and yellows dominate, showcasing Matisse’s fearless approach to color. A figure in a red dress appears on the balcony, and her portrayal lacks detailed facial features, exemplifying Matisse’s focus on form and color over realistic representation. The overall composition, with its juxtaposition of interior and exterior spaces, invites the viewer to experience the scene through the artist’s emotive palette, rather than through precise mimicry of reality.

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