Standing Model (1900 – 1901) by Henri Matisse

Standing Model - Henri Matisse - 1900 - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleStanding Model
ArtistHenri Matisse
Date1900 - 1901
Dimensions73 x 54 cm
Art MovementFauvism
Current LocationTate Modern, London, UK

About Standing Model

Henri Matisse’s artwork titled “Standing Model,” dating from 1900 to 1901, is a representative work of the Fauvism movement. The piece is a nude painting (nu) that measures 73 x 54 cm and is currently housed in the Tate Modern in London, United Kingdom.

The artwork features a solitary female figure positioned in a standing pose. The figure is depicted against a background that is rich with textural brushstrokes and a palette that includes a variety of colors. The depiction of light and shadow on the figure’s body reveals Matisse’s focus on the interplay of color, which is characteristic of Fauvism, a movement known for its non-naturalistic use of color and expressive painterly qualities. The outline of the figure is rendered with a degree of simplification, and the brushwork conveys a sense of immediacy and spontaneity, reflecting the artist’s intent to capture the essence of the subject rather than a detailed, realistic portrayal. The painting exhibits a dynamic tension between the subject’s form and the surrounding space, evoking an emotional resonance that transcends the physicality of the model.

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