'Purple Robe and Anemones' by Henri Matisse

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.264.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 34.5 in Width: 24.5 in
Description:
Poster of Matisse's "Purple Robe and Anemones". Woman seated in purple-striped robe next to vase of red, white, purple flowers .
Historical Context:
Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of color and draftsmanship. He was a master draftsman, print maker, and sculptor, but worked mainly as a painter. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve painter, by the 1920s he was increasingly drawn more toward traditional French painting. His mastery of color and drawing won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.