Young Woman in White, Red Background (1946) by Henri Matisse

Young Woman in White, Red Background - Henri Matisse - 1946

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Woman in White, Red Background
ArtistHenri Matisse
Dimensions92 x 73 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

About Young Woman in White, Red Background

The artwork, “Young Woman in White, Red Background” created by Henri Matisse in 1946, is an oil on canvas piece characteristic of the Expressionism movement. Its dimensions are 92 by 73 cm. This genre painting is part of the collection at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, France.

In the artwork, the viewer is presented with a serene image of a young woman dressed in white against a vivid red background. The woman is depicted reclining on a bed with a patterned blanket, her pose relaxed and her expression peaceful. To her side, there is a depiction of a plant in a pot, adding a natural element and a contrasting color to the composition. Matisse’s use of flat areas of color and bold outlines is evident, emphasizing the emotional resonance of the scene rather than the precision of form. The artwork conveys a sense of simplicity and tranquility, with the red background serving to enhance the visual impact of the subject, drawing attention to the figure of the young woman as the focal point.

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