Plum Blossoms, Green Background (1948) by Henri Matisse

Plum Blossoms, Green Background - Henri Matisse - 1948

Artwork Information

TitlePlum Blossoms, Green Background
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions115.9 x 89 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Plum Blossoms, Green Background

The artwork titled “Plum Blossoms, Green Background” is a creation by Henri Matisse dated back to 1948. Painted with oil on canvas, this piece measures 115.9 x 89 cm and is held within a private collection. The painting falls within the Expressionism movement and portrays an interior scene, showcasing Matisse’s trademark use of vibrant color and simplified forms.

The artwork exhibits a vivid interior space dominated by a striking green background. Central to the composition is a figure dressed in red with a patterned blouse, seated beside a table adorned with a floral arrangement and citrus fruits. To the left, another vase of plum blossoms introduces a subtle repetition of the flora theme. Matisse’s use of color is bold and unmodulated, creating a flatness that is characteristic of his work from this period. The vigorous brushstrokes and decorative motifs throughout the scene communicate a sense of vivacity and contribute to the overall sense of joy and energy permeating the canvas.

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