Green Stripe

Green Stripe
Artist Henry Matisse
Year 1905
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Dimensions 15.9 in × 12.8 in
40.50 cm × 32.5 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

In 1905, Matisse painted a unique oil and tempera painting of his wife, Amelia. The infamous green stripe creates a shadow line down her oval face. The divide provides an illusion of a dark and light side, causing the colors to play off of each other.

Henry Matisse and works such as the Green Stripe will forever be etched in the world of innovative art. His paintings, drawings and portraits will continue to influence the modern art of today.

Early Years

Matisse began his career as an artist in 1889 and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. After a dismal start in art school his early works were stills and landscapes with a dark palette. After a meeting with artist John Peter Russell, Matisse was introduced to color and his world forever changed.

Henry Matisse

Henry Matisse is unarguably one of the most iconic figures in art history. His unique style and use of bold colors has provided inspiration to many artists that have come after him. Born in 1869, Matisse later moved to Paris to begin his artistic career and began filling his collection with innovative works of art.

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