Margot (1906) by Henri Matisse

Margot - Henri Matisse - 1906

Artwork Information

ArtistHenri Matisse
Art MovementFauvism

About Margot

The artwork titled “Margot” is a creation by Henri Matisse, dated back to 1906. It is a portrait that embodies the characteristics of the Fauvism art movement, known for its bold, vivid colors and expressive brushwork.

The artwork portrays a woman adorned in a broad-brimmed hat that casts a shadow over her face. The use of color in the portrait is striking and non-naturalistic, a hallmark of Fauvism, with the subject’s skin rendered in a bold orange hue, contrasting with the deep blues of her attire. The background is composed of softer, pastel-like tones, further bringing the focus to the central figure. The brushstrokes are visible and dynamic, adding a textural quality to the piece that enhances its emotive impact. Matisse’s portrait conveys not just the visual likeness of the individual, but also an intensity of emotion and a strong artistic vision that marked a significant departure from the representational art of the previous era.

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