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About the Artwork

Henri Matisse thought that a painting should be arranged expressively, like a bouquet of flowers, and the assembly carefully brought together here illustrates this idea. Natural objects are juxtaposed with textiles, wallpapers, and other decorative objects. The bouquet of anemones in the vase rhymes with both the floral motif of the folding screen and the design on the teacup and saucer. The brightness of lemons and plums contrasts with the more tender harmony of the green vase, the pink tablecloth, and the candied pineapple cushioned by wood shavings in its straw box. All in gray tints, the two pictures on the rear wall could be drawings, prints, or reproductions from a book or magazine.

About the Artist

A public scandal over the challenging appearance of his works—the rawness and immediacy of their color in particular—brought fame to Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) in 1905. Matisse, however, was no less remarkable as a draftsman. Though the artist’s work went through many changes over a long career, its essential method was to distill his emotional response to a given still life, landscape, or human form (his principal theme) in luminous color and pure, flowing line. The museum’s holdings cover aspects of Matisse’s work from 1900 to 1950 across the mediums of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, the artist’s book, and ceramics. Many of the key works came as gifts from Philadelphians who collected Matisse in the years following World War I.

Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

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As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.