Henri MatisseTrivaux Pond 1916 or 1917

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Artist
Henri Matisse (1869‑1954)
Title
Trivaux Pond
L'Etang de Trivaux
Date 1916 or 1917
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 927 x 743 mm frame: 1132 x 947 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by C. Frank Stoop 1933
Reference
N04717
Not on display

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The purchase of a car in 1917 allowed Matisse to take all his painting equipment into the woods. He made several works at Trivaux Pond, in the landscaped park of the Bois de Meudon on the outskirts of Paris. Here, the verticals of the trees establish a strong rhythm. Matisse treats the surface of the pond loosely, simplifying the forms and merging reflections with their surroundings. Although within the immediate environs of the city, Matisse imbued the park with an imagined ruralism.

August 2004

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