Portrait De George Besson (1917) by Henri Matisse

Portrait De George Besson - Henri Matisse - 1917

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait De George Besson
ArtistHenri Matisse

About Portrait De George Besson

The artwork entitled “Portrait De George Besson” is a portrait created by the renowned artist Henri Matisse in 1917. The genre of this piece is clearly within the realm of portraiture, capturing, as it does, the visage of an individual.

Upon examining the artwork, one is immediately struck by the bold brush strokes and the artist’s distinctive technique. The portrait is rendered with a certain level of abstraction, eschewing minute detail in favor of capturing the essence of the subject’s character. The use of monochromatic tones with contrast between the subject’s pale face and the dark attire suggests a refined simplicity in Matisse’s approach. The facial features, though stylized, are carefully composed, drawing attention to the eyes, which are particularly expressive within the constraints of the painting’s style. Overall, the artwork bears the hallmarks of Matisse’s innovative approach to portraiture, which often involved exploring new methodologies and resisting strict adherence to realism.

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