Trivaux Pond (1917) by Henri Matisse

Trivaux Pond - Henri Matisse - 1917

Artwork Information

TitleTrivaux Pond
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions90 x 75 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism

About Trivaux Pond

The artwork “Trivaux Pond” by Henri Matisse is a captivating landscape painting created in 1917. Crafted using oil on canvas, it measures 90 x 75 cm and belongs to the Post-Impressionism movement. The artwork portrays a serene outdoor scene, likely revealing Matisse’s interpretation and emotional response to nature.

In the depiction, there is a sense of depth and layering, with the foreground dominated by the sturdy trunks of trees and the foliage displaying various shades of green, implying a rich, verdant setting. The background appears more abstract, with the use of light and shadow suggesting reflections on the water’s surface. The composition seems to balance the wild, untamed growth of nature with a tranquil pond scene, evoking a sense of harmony and peacefulness. Matisse’s brushwork is fluid, with the boundaries between elements loosely defined, giving the painting a dream-like, atmospheric quality.

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