Matisse: Open Window, Collioure, Poster
This poster is a reproduction of the Henri Matisse painting Open Window, Collioure , a small but explosive work, and an icon of early modernism..
This poster is a reproduction of the Henri Matisse painting Open Window, Collioure (1905).
Matisse's Open Window, Collioure is an icon of early modernism. A small but explosive work, it is celebrated as one of the most important early paintings of the so-called fauve school, a group of artists, including André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Georges Braque, that emerged in 1904. Fauve paintings are distinguished by a startling palette of saturated, unmixed colors and broad brushstrokes. The effect is one of spontaneity, although the works reveal a calculated assimilation of techniques from post-impressionism and neo-impressionism. Open Window represents the very inception of the new manner in Matisse's art. It was painted in Collioure, a small town on the Mediterranean coast of France to which Matisse traveled with Derain in the summer of 1905.
- 20 x 24 inches