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Woman Reading
The Attic Studio
Carmelina
Green Stripe
Luxe, Calme Et Volupte
Harmony In Red
Dance
Red Studio
The Painter's Family
Zorah On The Terrace
Composition: The Yellow Curtain
Bathers by the River
The Painter and His Model
The Artist and His Model
Interior at Nice
Decorative Figure
The Sorrows of the King
The Snail (L'Escargot)


Interior At Nice
1920; Oil on canvas, 52" x 35"; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Matisse used a very vertical canvas for this painting. He accentuated this with the window curtain coming from the very top of the canvas down to below the middle. Matisse played with the perspective of the picture to give more drama. The viewer is looking down of the furniture in the foreground as if one is 20 feet in the air. The floor is reminiscent of "The Artist and his Model", both done in the same style and color, but give a totally different feeling for each painting. In this painting the warm floor serves as a haven against the dark cool outside. In "The Artist and his Model", the hue of the red floor is needed for drama against all the other colors containing the same value.



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