Woman with a Hat

Woman with a Hat
Artist Henri Matisse
Year 1905
Medium Oil on canvas
Location San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Dimensions 31¼ in × 23½ in
79.4 cm × 59.7 cm
Famous Paintings by Henri Matisse
L’Atelier Rouge, 1911
The Conversation, 1912
Woman Reading, 1894
The Dance, 1909
The Snail, 1953
Green Stripe, 1905
Beasts of the Sea, 1950
The Open Window, 1905
Woman with a Hat, 1905

Woman with a Hat depicts Henri’s wife, Amelie. The painting is currently being exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This piece of art was created by Henri in 1905 and it is known for the use of non-natural colors and form for depiction of woman’s face. This artwork represented the new ways of coloring.

Initially, this painting was considered offensive by critics when it was displayed in Paris in 1905. The painting was criticized for usage of multiple non-natural colors to depict woman’s face that gave it a mask-like appearance. Matisse’s Woman with a Hat combines pointillist color with post impressionistic technique. Woman with a Hat was a revolutionary piece of artwork as it challenged the way art was viewed by the critics and the viewers.

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a French artist who is best known for his use of colors and for his fluid and distinct draughtsmanship. Along with Picasso and Duchamp, Matisse is considered as one of the three artists who helped in revolutionary developments in plastic arts in early 20th century.

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