Portrait of his daughter (1921) by Henri Matisse

Portrait of his daughter - Henri Matisse - 1921

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of his daughter
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions55 x 46 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationMusée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, France

About Portrait of his daughter

The artwork in question, titled “Portrait of his daughter,” is a creation by the renowned artist Henri Matisse, dating back to 1921. It’s an exemplary piece that pertains to the Post-Impressionism art movement. The dimensions of this portrait are 55 x 46 cm. Currently, the artwork is housed at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, located in Nancy, France.

The portrait features what appears to be a young woman seated in a domestic interior, her posture relaxed yet poised. The use of color is vibrant and expressive, a characteristic trait of Matisse’s work, contributing to the lively atmosphere of the scene. Her attire is rendered in a contrasting palette, with a vivid yellow top and a dark skirt, while her facial expression is introspective and serene.

Matisse’s brushstrokes are fluid, lending a sense of movement and texture to the composition. The background includes patterned curtains, a checkered floor, and artwork within artworks depicted on the wall behind the subject, all of which are rendered in a manner that captures the essence of the scene without meticulous detail. This synthesis of form and color is indicative of Matisse’s innovative approach to painting, which prioritizes the emotional impression over realistic portrayal.

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