The bright orange strongly contrasts with the more subtle pinks and greens that surround the fish bowl and the blue-green background. The Estate of Henri Matisse and their presence hold all necessary copyrights and licences for all of his paintings and other works.
Matisse was perhaps interested in goldfish following a recent trip to Tangier, Morocco where he observed locals daydreaming whilst peering into goldfish bowls. The movement as such lasted only a few years, —, and had three exhibitions. As complementary colours, when placed next to each other, blue and orange, as well as green and red, really set each other off.
He noted how the local population would day-dream for hours, gazing into goldfish bowls. They appear in no less than nine of his paintings, as well as in his drawings and prints.
This oil on canvas painting belongs to a series that Matisse produced between spring and early summer His paintings of this period are characterised by flat shapes and controlled lines, using pointillism in a less rigorous way than before.
However, it is a more subtle representation than other earlier works, combining colours and shapes in symphonic unity. From aroundgoldfish became a recurring subject in the work of Henri Matisse.
After viewing a large exhibition of Islamic art in Munich inhe spent two months in Spain studying Moorish art. One clue may be found in his visit to Tangier, Morocco, where he stayed from the end of January until April Woman with a Hat Appearing in nine of his paintings, as well as in his sketches and printworks.
The vibrant orange strongly contrasts with the more subdued pinks and greens that surround the fish bowl and the sea green background.
Paris, —[ edit ]. The foliage as well as the ornamental railing or bench rail mimic the curves in the table on which the goldfish bowl perches. He travelled to Algeria in studying African art and Primitivism. For Matisse, the goldfish came to symbolise this serene state of mind.
The entire composition feels balanced and the use of colours exudes a sense of soothing calm. Beckoning the viewer towards the scene, the bright orange fish are central to the canvas against a colourful backdrop.
However, unlike the others, the focus here centers on the fish The Goldfish immediately attract our attention due to their color.Discover Goldfish by French artist, Henri Matisse.
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Goldfish were introduced to Europe from East Asia in the 17th century. From aroundgoldfish became a recurring subject in the work of Henri Matisse.
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Goldfish By Henri Matisse () Oil on canvas – painted x 95cm. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Henri Matisse was born in in Cateau-Cambrésis in northern France.Download