Zorah in Yellow (1912) by Henri Matisse

Zorah in Yellow - Henri Matisse - 1912

Artwork Information

TitleZorah in Yellow
ArtistHenri Matisse
Art MovementFauvism

About Zorah in Yellow

The artwork titled “Zorah in Yellow” is a creation by the renowned artist Henri Matisse, completed in the year 1912. This piece is a signature representation of the Fauvism art movement, characterized by the use of strong colors and bold brushstrokes. “Zorah in Yellow” falls within the genre of portraiture and exemplifies the Fauvist style, which Matisse helped to pioneer.

The artwork features a seated female subject donned in vibrant attire, predominantly a voluminous yellow robe with pink and red accents, as well as a multicolored necklace. The background is executed in a contrasting cool blue tone, against which the subject firmly stands out. The figure is rendered with an economy of detail, focusing on broad planes of contrasting colors rather than on fine, realistic detail. The painting’s composition centers on the emotional impact of color interactions and the dynamic expression of the human form. Matisse’s typical command of color theory and his departure from conventional representation are evident in this evocative portrait.

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