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The Red Room (Harmony in Red)
Matisse, Henri
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The Dance
Matisse, Henri
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This room is situated in the part of the Winter Palace previously occupied by of the ladies-in-waiting. The exhibition features works by Henri Matisse, a leader of the European Avant-Garde, a representative of "Fauvism" - the earliest trend in 20th-century art. Worthy of special mention among the nine pictures on display are The Red Room (1908), The Dance and Music (both 1910) commissioned by Sergei Shchukin, a well-known Russian patron of arts, for his mansion in Moscow.. Also shown in this room are several bronze sculptures created by Matisse.

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