Interior in Venetian Red (1946) by Henri Matisse

Interior in Venetian Red - Henri Matisse - 1946

Artwork Information

TitleInterior in Venetian Red
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions92 x 65 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationRoyal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

About Interior in Venetian Red

“Interior in Venetian Red” is an artwork created by Henri Matisse in 1946, imbued with the characteristics of the Expressionism movement. Measuring 92 by 65 centimeters, this piece typifies the interior genre. Visitors may observe the artwork on display at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, located in Brussels, Belgium.

The artwork presents a vivid, expressionistic rendering of an indoor scene, dominated by a rich, Venetian red backdrop that exudes warmth. The composition features a variety of decorative objects arranged on a prominent wrought-iron table, creating a sense of domestic elegance. Visible is a vase with intricate patterning beside a slender goblet, while a second vase on a pedestal holds a bouquet of flowers, providing a splash of organic, contrasting colors against the red. Also notable are the decorative elements on the tablecloth, rendered with freeform lines that reflect Matisse’s expressive style. The artist’s use of flattened perspective and bold outlines is typical of his work during this period, capturing the essence of his subjects through color and form rather than detailed representation.

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