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Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Philodendron noir et citrons/ Black Philodendron and Lemons, 1943

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Philodendron noir et citrons/ Black Philodendron and Lemons, 1943

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"Yellow Odalisque," 1937, Henri Matisse. Oil on canvas; 21¾ x 18⅛ in. (55.2 x 46 cm) Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"Yellow Odalisque," 1937, Henri Matisse. Oil on canvas; 21¾ x 18⅛ in. (55.2 x 46 cm) Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Matisse shows Icarus flailing in the deep blue sky, his body in free fall. It’s a deeply tragic moment of inevitable death, of destruction, of collapse of hopes and ambitions, yet Matisse creates an almost meditational composition. The bursts of the yellow sunlight against the rich blue of the sky are almost hypnotic. His Icarus with a bright red spot in place of a heart is mysterious and calm, free of anxiety or fear.  More in ArtEx…

Matisse shows Icarus flailing in the deep blue sky, his body in free fall. It’s a deeply tragic moment of inevitable death, of destruction, of collapse of hopes and ambitions, yet Matisse creates an almost meditational composition. The bursts of the yellow sunlight against the rich blue of the sky are almost hypnotic. His Icarus with a bright red spot in place of a heart is mysterious and calm, free of anxiety or fear. More in ArtEx…

Henri Matisse - Lemons and Saxifrages, 1943 at Sammlung Rosengart Art Museum Lucerne Switzerland

Henri Matisse - Lemons and Saxifrages, 1943 at Sammlung Rosengart Art Museum Lucerne Switzerland

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