Parade, Platanes (1917) by Henri Matisse

Parade, Platanes - Henri Matisse - 1917

Artwork Information

TitleParade, Platanes
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions27 x 25 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Parade, Platanes

The artwork titled “Parade, Platanes” is an oil on canvas created by the artist Henri Matisse in 1917. Its dimensions are 27 x 25 cm, and it embodies the Post-Impressionism art movement. Classified as a cityscape, this artwork is presently held in a private collection. The art piece captures a vibrant urban scene possibly set along a tree-lined street, showing distinctive stylistic elements consistent with Matisse’s unique approach to form and color during that era.

The artwork displays a lively array of brushstrokes and a bright color palette, characterized by the bold renditions of the trees, the figures strolling along the promenade, and the architectural structures. A sense of movement and rhythm is infused in the scene, partly due to the delineation of shadows and the reflections on the water’s surface, and the presence of figures which suggest the everyday liveliness of urban life. The bridge spanning over the water body and the distant buildings contribute to the depth of the scene. Matisse’s work allows for the interpretation of the urban landscape as a collage of color and shape, creating a dynamic interaction between nature and human-made elements.

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