Odalisque with a Turkish Chair (1928) by Henri Matisse

Odalisque with a Turkish Chair - Henri Matisse - 1928

Artwork Information

TitleOdalisque with a Turkish Chair
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions60 x 73 cm
Art MovementExpressionism,Orientalism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

About Odalisque with a Turkish Chair

The artwork “Odalisque with a Turkish Chair” was crafted by Henri Matisse in 1928 and is a genre painting rendered in oil on canvas. This piece, measuring 60 x 73 cm, exhibits influences of both Expressionism and Orientalism. The painting is currently housed at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, France.

In the artwork, a woman reclines languidly on a patterned Turkish chair, her position relaxed and her gaze directed towards the viewer. Her attire, a blend of arresting blues and patterned design, echoes the exotic feel of the surroundings imbued with rich and vibrant colors. The composition is layered with elements of Orientalist aesthetics, from the intricate patterns of the rug and wallpaper to the ornate blue vase and a checkerboard placed on the floor. Matisse’s use of bold outlines and flat planes of color is evident, displaying his expressionist leanings, while the non-naturalistic palette enhances the dreamlike atmosphere of the scene. The artwork conveys a sense of leisure and the exotic, characteristic of Matisse’s fascination with Orientalism and his innovative approach to color and form.

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