Artist: Henri Matisse
Name: The Dance
Type: Canvas Print
About the painting:
“The Dance” is a latest painting by Matisse. The artist’s style is clearly expressed in it. And he simplifies everything that is possible. The question is – Why?.
Everything is easily explained. To express something important, everything superfluous is cut off. And what remains serves to clearly display the artist’s idea to us.
In addition, if you look closely, then everything in the painting is not so primitive. Yes, the earth is expressed only in green. And the sky is blue. The figures are drawen very conditionally, in one color – red. No volume. No space in depth.
But the movements of these figures are very complex. Especially pay attention to the left, the highest figure.
With just a few precise and verified lines, Matisse depicted a spectacular, expressive pose of a person.