Current Location:
Building C (MAK) -> 1st Floor - Building C (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 1st fl.,Outside of Rm. C-120

“The Dessert: Harmony in Red (The Red Room)“ by Henri Matisse

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.358.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster of Original 1908 Painting
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 19.75 in Width: 27.5 in
Description:
Poster of Matisse's "Le Dessert Rouge". Woman in black and white at right, sitting at table surrounded by various fruits. Chair at bottom left, window at top left through which is seen white trees, grass, blue sky. Room and tablecloth are orange-red.
Historical Context:
Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of color and draftsmanship. He was a master draftsman, printmaker and sculptor, but worked mainly as a painter. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve, 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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters