L'œuvre Luxe, calme et volupté - Centre Pompidou


Luxe, calme et volupté

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Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

Luxe, calme et volupté

[automne 1904 - hiver 1904]

Huile sur toile

98,5 x 118,5 x 2,2 cm

Paris, quai Saint-Michel

Dation, 1982

Dépôt au Musée d'Orsay, 1985

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1982-96

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Luxe, calme et volupté testifies to the work Henri Matisse did in Saint-Tropez in the summer of 1904, as he learnt the theory of Neo-Impressionism from Paul Signac. There he practiced the technique of the divided brushstroke, which increases the luminosity and contrast of colour. Yet it did not suit him: he applied it without rigour and quickly came to prefer areas of uniform colour – the beginnings of Fauvism. Luxe, calme et volupté evokes Matisse’s favoured theme of the Golden Age, drawing on a rich artistic heritage, from the poems of Ovid to Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’herbe, from Cézanne’s ...

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