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Â© 2007 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Henri Matisse(French, 1869-1954)
“In a letter Matisse described this picture: "Through the window of the drawing room one sees the green of the garden and a black tree trunk, a basket of forget-me-nots on the table, a garden chair and a rug." Simple? Not really. Matisse flattened the parquet floor and turquoise walls into one unified line. Add the tilted table top and the skeletal chair, and you have a painting that carefully balances Matisse's desire to reproduce the world accurately in a harmonious two-dimensional painting. ”
Graham W. J. Beal, Director, President and CEO
- Oil on canvas
- Canvas: 57 1/2 x 46 in. (146.1 x 116.8 cm) Framed: 64 3/8 x 53 x 3 in. (163.5 x 134.6 x 7.6 cm)
- European Modern Art to 1950
- City of Detroit Purchase
- Accession No.
- Dirkan G. Kelekian (Sale, American Art Association, New York, 30 January 1922, no. 160, bought by Ralph Booth)
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