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  • Dishes and Fruit

    Artist:
    Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    51x61,5 cm

Matisse, Henri. 1869-1954

Dishes and Fruit

France, 1901

In 1901, the year in which this work was painted, a retrospective exhibition was held in Paris of the work of van Gogh, who had died in 1890. The exhibition was to have an important influence on young artists and the colouring in this painting may owe some debt to a visit to the exhibition. Matisse's development in this direction, however, was already predetermined by his unique gift for colour. The pure colour in the still life is intense and rich. The deep and complexe lilac-violet, the powerful ring of the orange jug, which seemes to have absorbed the heat of the sun; the yellow lemon in the cold shade and the bright red handle, the colour of the latter seeming to find confirmation not only in the ripe tomato but in the whole painterly construction of the canvas.

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Dishes and Fruit

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oil

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51x61,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1934; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association; originally in the Sergei Shchukin collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-7697

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Copyrights: © Succession H. Matisse

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