Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Woman In a Purple Coat - Matisse

Henri Matisse was a French artist known as the first modern artist, as well as one of the few artists that played a key role in the Fauve movement. This painting depicts Matisse’s assistant and is an example of Matisse’s decorative style. I really liked this art piece because of all the color. The range of colors helps make the overall painting pop and is very appealing to the eye. The purple coat is easily the central figure to the painting but the abstract art surrounding this focus help navigate your eye around the entire piece. I also liked that it looked like the woman was painted in a simple manner but there is also a lot of minor details that contribute to her figure. The abstract design as well as exotic and bright colors helps bring out the true qualities of the painting rather than the realistic values that were previously emphasized by the Impressionist movement.

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