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Description of the paintings by Henri Matisse “Open Window”


The artist often used his favorite trick - the image of an open door or window. This helped him to build the very composition of the future picture. All the beauty of the Mediterranean managed to convey beautiful tones. The picture is as if written in sloppy technique, here we will not find any smooth transitions and halftones. This beauty is quite solemn and jubilant.

The canvas shows a view of the south coast of France. The artist decided to write a view from his apartment, which was located in Collioure.

Art historians attribute the work “Open Window” to the genre of marina. However, this specificity of painting is quite specific. We can see the sea only through open shutters, the artist decided to convey it with the help of large strokes. In the color scheme, the sea practically merges with the sky. Only blue skies can visually outline a line, while separating the expanses of water from the heavenly depths. Sailing boats sway on the pink-lilac waves. Their bare masts, bright, orange in color, rush up.

The greenery that wraps around the window space, flower pots, standing on the windowsill, perfectly set off the water tranquility of the canvas.

Those who saw Matisse create his work recall that black was the most decisive component. The author circled the contour of the window, while making the contrast and brightness that he had sought for so long.

An “open window” is a Fauvism that brings peace and joy. It is believed that it became a landmark for early modernism.

An “open window” captures the viewer, causing a slight excitement. Matisse managed to ensure that the audience did not pass by his works, but stopped, holding his eyes to them. The painter was able to create such a masterpiece that the picture gave the impression of a living, filled with feelings.





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Watch the video: Footage of Henri Matisse making a paper cut out (September 2020).