Corner of the Artist’s Studio (1912) by Henri Matisse

Corner of the Artist's Studio - Henri Matisse - 1912

Artwork Information

TitleCorner of the Artist's Studio
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions191.5 x 114 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

About Corner of the Artist's Studio

The artwork titled “Corner of the Artist’s Studio,” created by Henri Matisse in 1912, is an oil on canvas that embodies the Expressionist art movement. With dimensions of 191.5 by 114 cm, this interior genre painting is housed in the Pushkin Museum located in Moscow, Russia.

In the artwork, viewers are presented with a vibrant and boldly colored interior scene that speaks to Matisse’s trademark use of intense colors and expressive forms. The composition is dominated by a large green plant with lush foliage that sits in a pot, forming an organic, lively focal point. Behind the plant, a patterned curtain in blue with yellow motifs provides a striking backdrop, contributing to the dynamic tension between patterns and forms in the space.

The foreground features a chair with a striped canvas, its colors echoing the vibrancy found throughout the scene. To the left, a hint of a window allows natural light to filter into the scene, offering a small glimpse into the world outside the artist’s studio. The brushwork is loose and fluid, which is characteristic of Matisse’s style during this period. The overall effect is one of a personal and intimate glimpse into the creative space of the artist, filtered through the lens of his subjective experience and emotional response to his environment.

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