Flowers in front of a Window (1922) by Henri Matisse

Flowers in front of a Window - Henri Matisse - 1922

Artwork Information

TitleFlowers in front of a Window
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions82 x 658 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Flowers in front of a Window

The artwork “Flowers in front of a Window” was crafted by Henri Matisse in 1922. It is a still life painting rendered in oil on canvas, embodying the Post-Impressionist movement. The piece measures 82 cm by 658 cm and is held in a private collection.

In this contemplative still life, Matisse presents a vibrant bouquet of flowers positioned before an open window, allowing the viewer to gaze beyond the interior space into the coastal landscape depicted outside. The artwork captures the intersection of the domestic sphere with the natural world, where the lushness of the blooms contrasts with the serene view of the sea and sky.

Matisse’s use of color is vivid and rich, with the flowers rendered in a dynamic range of pinks, whites, and reds, showcasing his masterful understanding of color theory. The composition is balanced with the inclusion of a bowl filled with fruits, adding to the abundance and variety on display. The interior is delineated with arbitrary colors, emphasizing the flatness of the plane and the decorative quality typical of Post-Impressionism. The peaceful setting evokes a sense of calm and reflects Matisse’s ongoing fascination with the harmony of indoor and outdoor spaces.

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