Henri Matisse - Trivaux Pond 1917

The Three Sister with a Sculpture, left panel from The Three Sisters Triptych 1917 The Windshield 1917 Three Sisters 1917 Trivaux Pond 1917 Woman at the Fountain 1917 Woman in Turban. Lorette 1917 Laurette in a White Turban 1917
Trivaux Pond 1917

Trivaux Pond 1917
90x75cm oil/canvas
Tate Gallery, London, UK

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From the Tate Gallery, London, UK:
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.