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Open Window, Collioure

by Henri Matisse

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Open Window, Collioure - Description

From French artist Henri Matisse comes the Open Window at Collioure, an oil painting created in 1905. This painting measures one fifty-five by forty-six centimeters. Matisse displays in this colorful masterpiece a scene of masted ships at bay in the harbor. The scene is framed between an open windowsill to include both the exterior and interior view as seen by the artist. It is remarkable how Matisse places different tones of brown, amber, red, violet and white next to each other in order to paint the image before him. Termed the Fauves, or “wild beasts” for the relentless endorsement of color and animal like style in which paint was applied, this painting is quintessentially Matisse for its wide range in terms of color and also for his habit of painting window scenes. Observe the vertical lines dominating the sides of the canvas against the horizontal pattern of the windowsill and the box that is created by doing so. The clouds, as well as the shape of the boats who cover the horizon line are likewise seated in a way that forces the eye to sit directly in the middle of the piece. This is accentuated by the way the boats are crowded together as if crammed into the window itself. Matisse could have opted to spread them out but by keeping them closely packed together he establishes unity in the most central part of the Open Window at Collioure.

Painting Details

Artwork Name: Open Window, Collioure

Original Artist: Henri Matisse
Subject: Still Life
Style: Fauvism
Medium: 100% Hand-painted on Canvas
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