Interior with a Bowl with Red Fish (1914) by Henri Matisse

Interior with a Bowl with Red Fish - Henri Matisse - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleInterior with a Bowl with Red Fish
ArtistHenri Matisse
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

About Interior with a Bowl with Red Fish

The artwork titled “Interior with a Bowl of Red Fish” was created by Henri Matisse in the year 1914, employing oil on canvas as the medium. This piece is representative of the Expressionism movement and portrays an indoor scene. The painting can currently be viewed at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, France.

The composition depicts a vivid interior space. In the foreground sits a bowl containing red fish on a table, which acts as the focal point of the scene. The use of color and shape is typical of Matisse’s style, where the red of the fish contrasts against the cool tones of the background and the blue of the water. The artwork provides a view outside a window that frames an urban landscape subtly detailed by architectural forms and a bridge, which introduces depth to the scene. The brushwork is loose and expressive, allowing the colors and forms to convey a sense of atmosphere and light rather than precise detail. It is a prime example of Matisse’s interest in interior spaces and his ability to balance color and form to create dynamic compositions.

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