Pont Saint Michel, Paris (c.1895) by Henri Matisse

Pont Saint Michel, Paris - Henri Matisse - c.1895

Artwork Information

TitlePont Saint Michel, Paris
ArtistHenri Matisse
Art MovementImpressionism

About Pont Saint Michel, Paris

The artwork titled “Pont Saint Michel, Paris” is a creation by the esteemed artist Henri Matisse, dating back to approximately 1895. This work of art is rooted in the Impressionism movement and is classified as a landscape genre. The artwork depicts the essence of the Pont Saint Michel, set against a backdrop of the historic city of Paris.

The artwork captures the fluidity and atmospheric conditions that are characteristic of Impressionism. It portrays the bridge and its immediate surroundings in sweeping, expressive brushstrokes that instill a sense of movement and vitality within the scene. The use of light and color is nuanced, with reflections on the water surface hinting at the changing times of day. The overall impression is one of a fleeting moment, captured with an interest in the interplay of natural light and color.

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