Henri Matisse
The Artist's Studio (The Pink Studio). 1911

The picture was painted at Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris in the artist's studio which had become his home for a long time. It was the first of Matisse's so-called symphonic interiors, which embody on canvas the harmony of colours and composition. The subtle gradations of a joyful pink unite the space of the studio and living nature enters the interior organically, echoed by the decor of the screen. The master's own works, namely, the decorative bronze and the paintings Luxe II, La Danse and others, acquire new meaning, turning into details of a new and grandiose still life. Everything in this united medium produced by Matisse is imbued with the atmosphere of natural, inspired creation, which the artist shares generously with the spectator.

Henri Matisse

1869–1954