Woman Seated in An Armchair (1940) by Henri Matisse

Woman Seated in An Armchair - Henri Matisse - 1940

Artwork Information

TitleWoman Seated in An Armchair
ArtistHenri Matisse
Art MovementFauvism

About Woman Seated in An Armchair

The artwork titled “Woman Seated in An Armchair” was created by Henri Matisse in 1940 and is a representation of the Fauvism art movement. As a genre painting that depicts an interior scene, it showcases Matisse’s characteristic use of bright, expressive colors and bold patterns, which are hallmarks of the Fauvist style.

The artwork portrays a woman sitting leisurely in a vibrant yellow armchair with green highlights, adding a striking contrast to the scene. The woman is dressed in a patterned garment suggesting comfort and casualness. The background features elements of a domestic interior, including a sideboard with a tea set, a framed artwork on the wall, and a plant that contributes an organic shape to the composition. Overall, Matisse has created a vivid and inviting interior scene that emphasizes color and pattern over realistic representation, giving viewers insight into the artist’s unique perspective on the everyday world.

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