Seated Figure, Striped Carpet (1920) by Henri Matisse

Seated Figure, Striped Carpet - Henri Matisse - 1920

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Figure, Striped Carpet
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions34 x 25 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Figure, Striped Carpet

The artwork titled “Seated Figure, Striped Carpet” was created by Henri Matisse in 1920. This oil on canvas painting belongs to the Expressionism movement and portrays a portrait genre. The dimensions of the artwork are 34 cm by 25 cm. It is presently held in a private collection.

In “Seated Figure, Striped Carpet,” the painting presents a scene with a seated figure at its center. The figure, appearing contemplative, is positioned against a richly patterned background that draws the eye with its vibrant striped carpet. The individual’s gaze seems distant, contemplating matters beyond the confines of the room, as her form is rendered with loose, expressive brushstrokes characteristic of Matisse’s style.

The figure is comfortably nestled into a chair, which, along with the carpet, features bold, decorative patterns, underlining the emphasis on design that is a frequent aspect of Matisse’s work. The use of color in the painting is warm and harmonious, with yellows and reds creating an inviting atmosphere, while the delineated contours of the figure ensure that she remains the focal point of the composition. Through the distinct expressionist style, Matisse conveys emotions and a sense of the sitter’s personality, contributing to the overall impressionistic quality of the artwork.

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