Lemons on a Pewter Plate (1926 – 1929) by Henri Matisse

Lemons on a Pewter Plate - Henri Matisse - 1926 - 1929

Artwork Information

TitleLemons on a Pewter Plate
ArtistHenri Matisse
Date1926 - 1929
Art MovementFauvism

About Lemons on a Pewter Plate

The artwork entitled “Lemons on a Pewter Plate” was created by Henri Matisse between the years 1926 and 1929. A testament to Matisse’s involvement with the Fauvism movement, this still life painting exemplifies the artist’s skillful use of vivid colors and the dynamic interplay of light and shadow. The artwork reveals a pewter plate that carries several lemons, complemented by a scattering of green leaves. The plate is situated on what appears to be a table draped with a cloth, set against a vibrant, patterned background. The overall composition is characterized by a simplified form and a bold palette, common traits of the Fauvist style.

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