Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Dinner Table by Matisse

It was painted in 1897. The painting was one do Henry Matisse’s first attempts at Impressionism.

The large size Dinner Table, which Matisse sent to the Salon of 1897, is a landmark because of its technical accomplishment, its textural density and its rich luminosity.

The Dinner Table is the locus of ceremony and symbolic, but nothing more dramatic appears to be taking place here than the clearing of the table by servant in white cuffs and apron.
The Dinner Table by Matisse

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