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The interior with the case of a violin

Henri Matisse • Painting, 1919, 73×60 cm
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Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Interior
Style of art: Fauvism
Technique: Oil
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: 1919
Size: 73×60 cm
Artwork in selections: 41 selections

Description of the artwork «The interior with the case of a violin»

"Interior with a violin case" written in nice. The South of France for many artists was healing, Matisse was no exception. The motif of the window – one of my favorite Matisse, and his window is always open to the outside world. Whether it's a window overlooking the garden, window in empty roome or even window with closed shutters– still Matisse you will find the opportunity to open at least a small window!

"Window" plots filled with light and peace, they are happy and soothing, breathing fresh illumined by the sun or the sea, or garden, or coming in a window of the sky. Friend-enemy-rival Matisse Pablo Picassosaid "in the womb Matisse the sun". Written in nice picture is fully confirmed.

The high window, expanding space, the azure of the sky, thickening at the transition lines in the sea, matching with the sky and the sea, the shade of the open case from which probably only took out the violin. White seems to be swaying from the sea, fresh wind, the curtains and the mesmerizing sight of the sunlight falling on the floor through a patterned balustrade enclosing the balcony of the rim. Here everything breathes with freshness and joy. Heritage travel in Morocco – Eastern arabesques cover the walls. In this picture, the markedly masterly Matisse black color, so scared of the Impressionists. "When I didn't know what color to put, I took black. Black is power"– said Matiss. However, under his brush black is all that he wants, in this case, subtlety, elegance and weightlessness. Matisse himself said that he had no theory, he puts on paint "until it becomes good"and all he wants is to tired man looking at his paintings, knows peace and joy. And, perhaps, its Windows opened in these States.

Of the famous predecessors on Matisse was heavily influenced by Delacroixwhich sometimes could seem "open a window" in the light, color and radiance. A window that is permanently open Henri Matisse.

In nice, Matisse met Renoirwho really liked "window" picture. After the meeting, Renoir, laughing, shoved an imaginary brush in the knee and confessed: "I thought that this guy works here so... That's not true... He works a lot!.."

Author: Alain Esaulova